Sagawa Art Museum, Moriyama-shi, Japan

The Sagawa Art Museum (佐川美術館) is a registered museum in Shiga prefecture in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture. The operation is the public interest foundation 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.

Sagawa Art Museum (Sagawa Art Museum) opened in Moriyama city, Shiga Prefecture on March 22, 1998. There is a temporary exhibition in the museum, 858 bronze bells designated as national treasure

In March 1998, the Sagawa Art Museum, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Sagawa Express Co., Ltd., opened. Surrounded by beautiful nature, while looking at Lake Biwa,

The museum is in Moriyama, located in lush nature, and you can enjoy the view of Lake Biwa.

SAM’s mission is to contribute to the promotion and development of art and culture through various cultural initiatives that focus on the exhibition of works by outstanding artists embodying the spirit of Japanese art,

Ikuo Hirayama (b 1930), Tadashi Sato (b 1912), San Yemeon (b 1949), three artists of Japan such as painter Hirayama Ikuo, sculptor Tadao Sato, pottery artist Raku Kichizaemon,

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Our aim is not only to contribute to the local community but also to provide abundant museum resources widely open all over the world

Concept: Prayer for peace
The Peace Museum, a traditional Japanese painting named “Peace Prayer”, will display about 50 items selected from over 300 paintings presided over by Hirayama Ikuo. Life work is the “silk road” series on diffusion of Buddhism through Asia
In this way, we will explore Ikuo Hiyama’s insight into the world and explore the origin of Japanese culture
In order to explore the ideal way to express Japanese paintings, we will exhibit these works under soft lighting and maximize the deep appeal

Concept: Bronze poetry
This section of the museum called “Bronze poetry” is devoted to sculpture
Here are exhibits based on about 40 sculptures and sketch themes, selected from over 100 collections of world-famous Japanese sculptor Tadao Sato. From his beginning to his present work, as he has been doing over the years and years, he expresses “human beauty”
His work depicting mainly women and children is a warm gaze that he gives to human subjects on his subject
Enjoy witnessing the masterpiece of Tadashi Sato’s masterpiece

Concept: Shuhuri
This section of the museum consists of the concept of Shurley (an exhibition room and a tea room placed in a water garden). Separation)
This wing of the museum is truly unique. Because the artists themselves not only exhibited works but also tea rooms
It is exhibited here since 2000, mainly the 15th instruments pottery works by Yoshihomon gate
There is a roasted black tea bowl, black tea bowl, an unleavened tea bottle, a baking water jar, etc., and you can observe the evolution of artist’s work
Immersed in such a worldwide underwater space, I will be fascinated by the present fine art of Kikisatemon

Main collections
Hirayama Ikuo’s work “The Prayer of Peace Sarajevo Battle” (1996), “Morning of Towers”, “Evening of Towers”, “Moon of Lou Lan” (1991)
Sato Tadayoshi’s work “Hat / Summer” (1972), “Swiss cap’s vegetables” (1972), “Button” (1969)
Yukichi Leftfield work “Shinpei Kuroboku no Shojo Shinkubo” (2002), “Shakuzen Kuroba cherry blossom sea city” (2003)
Bell Bell (National Treasure) – There is the inscription of Cheonan 2 (858) in the early Heian period, according to the inscription it was originally in the Hieizan west tower. A silhouette of the entire bell is linear, and a style with no roundness is hardly seen in other bells in Japan. In 1953 (1953), when designated as a national treasure, it was owned by Ozumi Temple in Kyoto City, but it was unknown for a while and now it is owned by the Sagawa Art Museum.

Tea room
The hotel’s tea room consists of a booth to be submerged and a hall floating in the water. The height of the floor of the hall is considered to keep the same level as possible with the water surface of the water garden. “Sitting at the same height as the water surface, people are at the same level as nature, we must live with our eyes” Such thoughts are put in it.

Go through the corridor from the entrance of the Sagawa Art Museum and go down the stairs to be invited under the water of the water garden.

Water land
Proceeding from the donation to the water exposed ground, it is a space surrounded by the cylindrical concrete wall, shallow water is stretched also at the feet, and it is a taste to wait for the seat entering while seeing the round cut heaven. The stones used for the stepping stones are still alive by using the arrows inserted in Zimbabwe in Africa and breaking them apart.

Of the two tea rooms, a booth of 3 tatami mats “Boardaman” is under the water garden. Ceiling using soot bamboo of dismantled old private house, pillar column using old material of Bali, wall inside the tea room which stretched Echizen Washi, concrete wall of framework …… The setting utilizing each material is unusual It is a closed space. External light taken from the four skylights on the slit and ceiling of the concrete wall reflects the shadow of fantastic light and aims to produce the light in the booth.

Contrary to the booth, the ground hall “elevation elevation” (between 8 tatami + sheath) is an open space spreading the water garden planted with Yoshi and Himegama in front of the eyes. The glass doors that make up the walls are designed to be wide open so that you can feel the wind through the water as it is.