Hirayama Ikuo, Pray for Peace, Eternal Wish, Sagawa Art Museum

Ikuo Hirayama Mr. Hirayama Ikuo who continued drawing the landscape of Silk Road on the theme of “Hirayama’s prayer” and “Buddhism inheritance”. Among the over 320 collections in the hotel, Hirayama’s “Hakusan Ruins” such as “Anguror Ruins”, “Nanking Walls” and “Hieiyama Enryakuji” series as well as “Lou Lan Ruins Three Titles” and “Great Tang Western Regions” We display the masterpiece work consistently with the theme of the exhibition.

Please enjoy the world of Hirayama art approaching the origin of Japanese culture in the production of soft light.

Hirayama Ikuo Profile
Hirayama Ikuo (June 15, 1930 – December 2, 2009) is a Japanese painter and educator. He served as Chairman of the Japan Fine Arts Institute, Director of the Hitotsubashi Sogo Foundation, and President of the 6th and 8th Tokyo University of the Arts. Order of Cultural Order. Hiroshima prefecture honorary prefecture, Hiroshima city honorary citizen, Kamakura city honorary citizen. Ancient biologist Ryo Hirayama (Professor, Waseda University) to the child. My wife is Hirayama Michiko (Director, Silk Road Museum of Art, Ikuo Hirayama foundation). My younger brother is Hirayama Gosho Former Maritime Self Defense Force Officer Sea (Defense Academy) 10th term, current Hirayama Ikuo Art Museum (Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture) Director.

Born in Setoda-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture on June 15, Showa 5. Japanese painter. The former system Hiroshima Imperial middle school (currently middle district middle school / high school) During his 3 years of work, Hiroshima City Army Weapon Supply Plant that was mobilized, was damaged by the atomic bomb drop to Hiroshima City. This experience of atomic bombings is the starting point for later “cultural property red cross” activities.

After World War II, it was transferred to the former government Tadakai junior high school (now Hiroshima Prefecture Tadataka High School) close to the parents house. Here I am a classmate with Gen Takahashi. After graduation, I entered the Tokyo Art School (now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) with the strong recommendation of Shimizu Nanzan (grandmother’s older brother). Studied under Maeda Aumiri.

About 1959 when he served as an assistant at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, he drew a “Buddhism inheritance” with Genbusanzan (Sanzo Kozaki) as the theme while he was prepared for death at the beginning of the atomic bomb aftereffect (leukopenia) and was selected for a clinic exhibition. Since then, Ikuo’s works are often Buddhist-themed.

In the summer of 1954, the experiences of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima triggered the “heart to pray for peace” superimposed on the Silk Road of Buddhism and continued to draw the “Silk Road Series” since 1963.

After graduating from Tokyo Art School (now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in 1954, he studied under Maeda Aumiri, and mainly set up in the Gakuin Exhibition.

The theme of Buddhism eventually led to the admiration for the Silk Road that bound the Buddhism East Growth Road and the West and the Culture that conveyed Buddhism that occurred in ancient India to the end of Asia. After that, Ikuo is visiting European countries such as Italy and France.

Ikuo often travels to the ruins of Silk Road and China from the late 1960s and travels all over the Silk Road, from the extremely cold Himalayas to the hot summer Taklamakan Desert. The result has been fruited in the mural painting of Genkanzakurin in Nara · Yakushiji temple.

In addition to work creation activities, advocating the concept of the Red Cross of the World Cultural Property, activities are listed with cooperation for cultural heritage protection activities as one of the business objectives. In collaboration with the construction of the “Dunhuang Research Center” etc., and invited a total of 50 people from China for 10 years through activities such as protection of the Dunhuang caves and teach restoration technology. We deepen cultural exchange between Japan and China and have earned high praise from home and abroad. In addition to serving as president of the Japan Fine Arts Institute, he was active in many fields including Japanese first UNESCO goodwill ambassador and assistance activities in Afghanistan.

Reproduction of the mural paintings of St. Francis of Assisi, photographs of Horyuji Temple Kanbudo mural paintings, copying of Takamatsuzuka tomb mural paintings, and mediation of China and North Korea as a UNESCO goodwill ambassador, World Heritage Sites of the Goguryeo tomb and the Koguryo tomb group at the same time In response to the contribution contributed to the registration by the Korean government received the Medal of Orchestra Yoshihiro Akira, under the name of “Cultural Property Red Cross Activity” relief activities in Cambodia’s Angkor ruins, preservation project of Dunhuang Mogao Caves, restoration work of Nanking Wall wall, Its activities are widely affected by society, such as the protection of cultural properties such as the Great Buddha Buddha Protection project of Bamiyan and evaluation of mutual understanding activities.

December 2, 2009, 79 years old a long sleep.

Sagawa Art Museum

At the Sagawa Art Museum, the work of Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, representative of Japan, sculptor, Professor Tadayoshi Sato, Professor Potter and Yukichi Left Beomon are collected and permanently exhibited works in the exhibition space supervised by each writer We are. Please enjoy the rare art museum where you can appreciate the three masters at once.

The Sagawa Art Museum was opened in March 1998 at the site of Omi Moriyama, surrounded by beautiful nature wishing for Lake Biwa, as part of the founding parent Sagawa Express Co., Ltd., as part of its 40th anniversary commemoration project. Mr. Ikuo Hirayama of the Japanese painter, Mr. Tadaharu Sato of the sculptor and Mr. Shiomon Gemokon of the pottery artwork and mainly contributed to the promotion and development of art and culture through various cultural projects I hope. I am aiming for an art museum opened to the world including the community in search of encounter.

Sagawa Art Museum located in the scenic landscape, looking up to Mount Hiei / Hira mountain in the distance and viewing Lake Biwa in front of you.

The three buildings nestling in the water garden occupying the majority of the site show various expressions in the relaxation of the four seasons. The architectural beauty that was also considered for harmony with natural beauty has received high praise in many directions.

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