Hiroshi Senju Museum
Located in popular mountain resort town of Karuizawa, the Hirosthi Senju Museum profiles the work of the eponymous artist, known for his paintings of cascading waterfalls and misted-laden cliffs. A practitioner of ‘nihonga’ art, his work is founded on the principles of classic Chinese and Japanese painting however confidently modern, sparse and repetitive. A popular artist in the Japanese corporate world and from a prominent Tokyo family, Senju’s art captivates some viewers while the repetitive nature of his work leaves some viewers uninspired. Set within a beautiful building designed by architect Nishizawa Ryue, exhibition spaces are bright yet tranquil, with a strong sense of contemplation and flow between galleries.