Sep 5 - Nov 23

Sagawa Art Museum

This exhibition marks 90 years since the birth of Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) painter Ikuo Hirayama
(1930-2009), who was one of Japan’s leading postwar artists. As a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, he was an antinuclear activist throughout his life, exploring themes of Buddhism and peace in his work. Hirayama is known for his paintings of the Silk Road—the vast trading network that connected the Far East and Southern Europe. In his search for the origins of Japanese culture and with a desire to spread a message of peace and conciliation, Hirayama traveled several stretches of the Silk Road in his lifetime, starting with a visit to Turkey in 1966. This exhibit focuses on his paintings of scenes from along the Silk Road, the most notable of which are the evocative desert landscapes of Iraq and Iran.

Time: 9:30am-5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Admission: ¥1,000 (special exhibit may vary)
Access: 30-min bus ride from JR Moriyama Stn/15-min bus ride from Katata Stn