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Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art

200-2 Setodacho Sawa, Onomichi 722-2413, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 845-27-3800
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Small museum, but amazing art

I was on the Shimanami Kaido Cycling road and met an older Japanese guy on the road who strongly... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Jiraiya48
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Cham, Switzerland
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... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
TokyoTrotter
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Tokyo, Japan
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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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30 May 2017
“Small museum, but amazing art”
5 May 2016
“Worth visiting though in a middle of island / 離れ小島の逸品級の訪問地”
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200-2 Setodacho Sawa, Onomichi 722-2413, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was on the Shimanami Kaido Cycling road and met an older Japanese guy on the road who strongly recommended to check out this museum. I already read before about it, but I'm actually not a big art enthusiast and didn't plan to visit it....More

Thank Jiraiya48
幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017
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Jiraiya48さま ご来館いただきましてありがとうございます。 おっしゃる通り小さな美術館ですが、平山画伯の幼少から...More

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...More

Thank TokyoTrotter
幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2016
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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

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...More

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016
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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

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...More

Thank Keizo
幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2015
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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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