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Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art, Ibaraki

If you’re interested in learning more about nihonga, Japanese paintings created with traditional materials and techniques, the Tenshin Memorial Museum of Art in Ibaraki is an ideal place to visit. The museum provides historical information about the life of Okakura Tenshin, a founder of the Nihon Bijutsuin (the Art Institute of Japan), which is dedicated to nihonga and promoting the art form through a biennial exhibition called Inten. Tenshin moved from Tokyo to the Izura coast with several Japanese artists, including Yokoyama Taikan, to focus on nihonga. This museum is one of several venues in Japan that exhibits paintings from the Inten exhibition and awards one of its most prestigious prizes. The photo above, Wild Geese Fly North by Yoshinori Tani, is a Tenshin award recipient.