I went to an art museum in a suburb named Fuchu. Excellent show of a collection by a farmer who sold his farm land to the city of Tokyo for a cultural center in Shinjuku.
Enjoying art in Japan has required s significant change in my views of art.
I know art history fairly well and have a superb eye. I can tell from a few inches, who painted or created the whole work. In 1956, at age 17, on a visit to the Metropolitan I wrote a complaint to the curator that the most famous David painting was clearly not by David. I turned out to be right; the painting was by a female student of David's.
Most professional art people are looking for new styles in art. I have always done that myself. New styles are exciting. Derivative art is usually by amateurs who don't know the sources of their derivation and the work is of no consequence to begin with.
So what happens when top flight artists who are well trained start using a style or styles from another culture? The question should give you a clue. Post-impressionism and modernism were the consequence of first rate artists being exposed to Japanese art (in Vienna) and African art (in Paris).
The same thing happens in Japan. Top flight artists conceive a work of art and they chose a European style to express it. Often they create a brilliant piece. I saw many such pieces.
I've put two examples on this page. One is Rouault and Rouault style in Japan the other is Goya and Goyaesque in Japan.