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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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A lovely art museum with paintings by Ikuo

This museum is dedicated to one painter whose dream was for peace His most famous painting is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rifky K
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Hard to Rate Given Everyone's Personal Taste

This location is pretty much a monument to a single artist. It is a small museum. The works are... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Trek-Always
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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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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“A lovely art museum with paintings by Ikuo”
May 2, 2018
“Hard to Rate Given Everyone's Personal Taste”
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200-2 Setodacho Sawa, Onomichi 722-2413, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is dedicated to one painter whose dream was for peace His most famous painting is called “the caravan of peace” His paintings are lovely, the museum is lovely and quaint He was suvived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and suffered from...More

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Rifky Kさま ご来館をありがとうございます。 また、平山郁夫の芸術と美術館へのお褒めの言葉をありがとうございます。...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This location is pretty much a monument to a single artist. It is a small museum. The works are well presented. There is limited signage. You might love his art. For me it was so so. There is a lot to spend time on in...More

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Trek-Alwaysさま ご来館をありがとうございました。案内表示が不十分で申し訳ございません。 充実させていきたいと...

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Reviewed May 30, 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

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幸野, 学芸員 at Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 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

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Reviewed May 5, 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

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

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Reviewed March 13, 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 March 15, 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

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Reviewed June 4, 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

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