The Adachi Museum of Art in Matsue was founded by Adachi Zenko in 1980 in order to combine his passions for Japanese art and garden design. He hoped that viewing the gardens and artwork together would foster appreciation and interest in Japanese art.
The museum is now best known for its award winning garden, which has been named the best garden in Japan every year since 2003 by the “Journal of Japanese Gardening”. The garden can be enjoyed at any time of the year and shows a different character depending on the season.
In addition to the gardens, the Adachi Museum of Art also houses a collection of nearly 1300 twentieth century paintings and artworks which are rotated seasonally. There is also a permanent exhibit of paintings by Yokoyama Taikan, as well as a ceramics exhibit.