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Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art

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Address: 200-2 Setodacho Sawa, Onomichi 722-2413 , Hiroshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 845-27-3800
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Hirayama Ikuo was born in Setoda-chō, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1930 (in the...

Hirayama Ikuo was born in Setoda-chō, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1930 (in the fifth year of the Showa Era) where he spent his childhood in the region richly endowed with nature. Mystical tide and ultramarine oceans of the island had strong influence over his mind. We could say his sensibility was gained by the environment. Hirayama Ikuo survived atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Though he suffered the aftereffects of radiation, he produced a series of paintings depicting the introduction of Buddhism to Japan to longing for peace. In search of roots of Japanese culture influenced by Buddhism, his inspiration spread across time and space toward Silk Road where eastern and western cultures was interacted. His travel and researches in tracing Buddhist monk Xuanzang whose footstep expanded eastward stretched over 350,000km. Campaigning for the preservation and restoration of the world's cultural heritage, he earnestly worked on so called the "Red Cross Spirit for Cultural Heritage" whiles his busy schedule. Prayer for peace might serve as the driving force for all those works. A variety of Hirayama Ikuo's work are displayed at as part of the museum's collection including his childhood paintings, sketches, rough copies, late year works. Hirayama Ikuo said "I was greatly influenced by the culture of Seto Inland Sea". We hope you find those sprits in our museum. At the end, we wish our museum offer information about culture and the arts. We also aim to provide children responsible for the next generation with an emotional richness. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.

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Worth visiting though in a middle of island / 離れ小島の逸品級の訪問地

We paid a visit as one of excuse to come across the Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道)。The museum has some great collection of Hirayama Kunio. Another great tip is the cafe attached inside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We paid a visit as one of excuse to come across the Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道)。The museum has some great collection of Hirayama Kunio. Another great tip is the cafe attached inside the museum. The confectionary set is amazing; they serve the local lemon flavored cake which is limited only at the nearby shop. しまなみ海道を今治から渡ってくる目的の一つに組み込んだ流れで訪れたのですが、これが予想以上にいいところでした。平山郁夫画伯の作品はあまりこれまで存じ上げませんでしたが、ここに来れば一生涯のコレクションが一挙に展示されてます。おまけながら併設される喫茶もよいです。特にケーキセットとして提供される地元特産レモンの味付けのケーキが秀でてます。

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this review
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TokyoTrotterさま ご来館をありがとうございます。平山画伯の作品を楽しんでいただけて嬉しく思います。 また、レ... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

I visited the Hirayama Ikuo museum while riding part of the Shimanami Kaido cycle route from Onomichi to the ferry terminal in Setoda. Kosanji Temple and the Hirayama Ikuo museum are virtually next door to each other and make for an interesting stop. Hirayama Ikuo was a local artist and the museum shows a number of his works. A key... More 

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this review
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しまなみ海道のサイクリングの途中に立ち寄ってくださいましてありがとうございました。仰るとおり、平山郁夫は中学生の時の被爆... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Mr.Ikuo Hirayma was born in this island and was a very famous real touch paintings. Here you can see his masterpieces of Silk Road series and Shimanami Kaido(this area) series. I was impressed how nice he painted when he was only 10-11. I could feel very relaxing moment while seeing his beautiful paintings. One of the must see locally.

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this review
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ご来館いただきましてありがとうございます。 平山画伯の幼少、しまなみ海道、シルクロードの作品を楽しんでいただけまして嬉... More 

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