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Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art
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  The Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama is known to have said: "My favorite scenery is always mountains, the sea and a set of islands. I was greatly influenced by my home town."

  The Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art hosts many of the great artist's works, from his first sketches as a child to some of his most famous master pieces. Ikuo Hirayama is especially well known for his paintings made at various points of the fabled Silk Road, as well as those representing the transmission of the Buddhist faith in Asia.
  The Museum counts 3 exhibition rooms, a multimedia projection room and a section dedicated to the retelling of the renowned artist.

  Take your time and experience art like you never did before.

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  Ikuo Hirayama
   (1930`2009)
  Ikuo Hirayama was born in Setoda in 1930 and graduated from the Nihonga course of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1952. His work "Ieji (Route Home)" earned the painter his first award at the 38th Japan Fine Arts Institute Exhibition in 1953. In 1964, he was elected a member of Japan Art Institute. In 1967, he took part in the restoration of the art on the walls of the Golden Pavilion, at Horyuji Temple. In 1973, he took part in the restoration of the paintings at the ancient tombs of Takamatsu-zuka. He was awarded the Order of Culture in 1988. His main works include "Bukkyo Denrai", "The Travels of Marco Polo", Hiroshima Seihen-zu", Gekka Itsukushima", "Yakushi-ji Genjo Sanzo-in Daito Seiiki Mural", etc.
For more information:
Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art Foundation
200-2, Sawa, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, 722-2413
Tel.: 0845-27-3800 / Fax.: 0845-27-3801
For more information, please log on to Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art's Official Website.

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