Hamamatsu City Fuku Akino Art Museum, Japan

Akino Fuku Museum (浜松市秋野不矩美術館) looks out on Tenryu Futamata Town from its green hilltop surroundings.The Museum opened officially in April, 1998 and is playing an important roll in fulfilling the goal of making Tenryu “a city fragrant with the aroma of culture”. The building is two stories high and was constructed using Tenryu cedars and its walls are plastered with “sikkui”traditional stucco. Many other natural materials were also used, making it unique as an art museum. It was designed by Fujimori Terunobu. On the first floor are located the permanent exhibition rooms. On the second floor, there are the visiting exhibition room, the local City Gallery and special exhibition rooms with lecture facilities. There rooms are used to introduce the works of Akino Fuku and can also be used for local resident activities.

Akino Fuku was born in 1908 at Futamata-cho in Hamamatsu City. She studied art under Ishii Rinkyo and Nishiyama Suisho and, at the age of 28, won the Shinbunten prize. From that time onward, she continued to attract attention as a talented artist. Shortly after World War Ⅱ, she set for herself the goal of establishing a new form of Japanese painting by participating in a Japanese artist’s movement that became known as “Sozobijyutu”. During this period, she departed from the traditional visual forms of Japanese painting and brought into her creative work many of the elements of Western-style painting. When she was 54, she became a visiting professor at a university in India. From that time onward, she became captivated by India and visited the country several times, doing many paintings using the temples and scenery as her motifs. Not limiting her travels India only, she also visited Afghanistan, Nepal and Cambodia, looking for place to create her art.

At this museum, her traditional period works and a number of her Indian works are on permanent display. In addition, there are also temporary exhibits and special theme exhibitions during the year.

The sandy beach of the Tenryu River in the hometown of the sand was pure white, composed of a sense of mass of the female body lying in the river and a child with a movement (eldest son).

Red book
I wanted to draw a woman wearing a kimono of a red lineage in a circular composition. This is a constructive figure, five women figures colored using all colors of red.

To sit
Using a model of a nude, I attempted the undulation of a nude rather than a feminine expression of a flesh body, rather it was hard, powerful, and the face was omitted. A slightly dry painting.

Boy group image
The freshness of the limb which the boys are still unmatured is well drawn. At this time I knew how to make up and how to express colors for the first time. I painted it with grainy paints colored on something like glass.

Statement of a youth
I fascinated the second son ‘s freshly grown limbs of the young man, embarked in a symbolic way with a light blue, young fresh feeling.

Hirahara Saturday
Works when first touching Indian scenery. Santa Claus in Santar village near Shanginikatan. A moment before sinking on the horizon, the sun reflected in the swamp was shining in two.

Shiva God is the most earthly and indigenous god among the three major gods of Hindu. This is Shiva ‘s line. Shiva has a rough place, but also a god of relief. When the water of the Ganges river flows down from the sky, Shiva took it by the head so that the earth did not break, separated from the hair and dropped onto the ground.

Indian women
A girls student, Diana Nanda, went on a Sunday morning wearing a crimson stole. It was a beauty that made me feel relaxed so I sketched and drew it.

Ganga (Ganges river)
When the water flows fully through Ganges, the other side is not visible, just like the sea. Waiting for the rainy season, I went to the capital city of Bihar / Patna in order to see spectacular spectacular flows, I stared at Ghat and looked at it. The squall called a black cloud, swirled in a far flow, and here the sun was shining and I saw the dolphin bouncing with a wide river width.

Courtyard prayer
Draw a god at the center of the courtyard of the house, with the picture of the abstract around it, “My daughter paints with my wishes,” May a good sally be bought “,” May a good sister come “. And God ‘s footprint follows into the house so that happiness enters into the house. It is drawn with white powder of smoothness and it is erased when praying is over.

Goddess Yakushini
Yakusha and Yakushini are the Buddhist guardian gods and goddesses respectively. It was also the subject of private religion from before Buddhism. It is said that Yakushini dwells under the holy tree, it is a symbol of famous fertility.

Shiuli sketch
Madovani village house. On one wall there is a tree of life that makes people feel happy. The roof is a brick which burned red soil, the wall of loess spreads and feels bright.

When traveling in India with a train, I see the appearance of Coulee with a red turban on a red shirt that gathers at home as he stops at the station. The figure that carries along the shoulder and overhead just as much as the customer can carry is very hard, and it is really vivid.

House of the earth (tree of life)
A corridor over the outside of the terracotta temple of Vishnu pool. On a hot summer day, a very intense afternoon sunshine is plugged in, and the stray dog ​​is sleeping. I tried to express it with a dazzling sunlight with gilt.

This is the other side of the Yamuna River flowing south of Matarah, Delhi. When you get on the other side of the ferryboat on the ferryboat, you will find Islamic Buraku on the banks of the river, and the woman sinks the top wall with her own hand. Clay walls mix cow dung and mud, all with your hands. Before Dewarya Puja, I will also paint the gate and house with new soil to celebrate the wedding ceremony

To paint the wall
The sky is missing, a stone pillar stands by the side, and an image of a cow in front of the temple. The statue of man and woman stands in it. The ruins in the middle of the desert and plain field of the plain. It has not rained for 4 years, the grass is dry enough to be whitish.

Cross Sketch
A corridor of the Chenna Keshava Temple dedicated to Vishnu God of Besuri near South India, Mysore. It is the goddess Nagginie that is standing. Naga is drawn on the wall.

The sacred river, the Krishna river flooded, and it flows steadily. I was watching every day where the buffalo came back from where she was grazing past the other side. Because I am flooded, I am swimming only with my head. At first I planned to draw the Krishna river, but because of the flood I drew the Daya River near Calcutta.

There are various cattle and buffalo in India. I’m taking water with a muddy puddle. It is a very grotesque figure, but muddy water and cows were good. This work has been a little clearer. I wanted to paint more muddy, rugged buffalo.

Uda Nagiri
On the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar of Orissa there are two mountains of Uda Nagiri, Kandagiri. In Uda Nagiri, places where Hindu and Jainism monks meditate and read, are made out of natural stones. A goddess was standing between the entrance pillars. Birds are stopped on the right shoulder.

Temple of Orissa
Works that combined the three temples of Ringa Raja, Raja Lani, and Palasmehwar in one of Orissa, Bhubaneswar to make it one. I have been thinking from quite a while and it is very difficult to balance the three pieces.

Rain cloud
Indian rainy season is from June to July. In the season of the rainy season, a monsoon occurs and it is hit by a gust of wind. Over the desert, it began to rain in the distance, drawing the appearance of clouds gradually approaching.

Desert guide
I visited Africa in my last years and drew several pieces. In the fall of 2001, I fulfilled that I was drawing until I died at the age of 93.