Yamatane Museum of Art

Museum in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

When Western ideas entered Japan following the Meiji Restoration (1868), many artists set out to master oil and canvas. Others poured new energy into nihonga (Japanese-style painting, typically done with mineral pigments on silk or paper) and that's what is featured here. From the collection of 1800 works, a small number are displayed in thematic exhibitions (some famous works are usually included). Note that the museum is closed between exhibitions.