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Soothing Beauty:
Ikuo Hirayama and Masters of Contemporary Nihonga Painting

Wed., April.07.2021 ~ Sun., June.27

This exhibition features works by masters of contemporary nihonga Japanese-style painting, with a particular focus on valuable works by Ikuo Hirayama, including The Statue of the Healing Buddha at Nara Yakushiji Temple.
Experience a combination of soothing artistic beauty and deep spirituality through the works of such contemporary nihonga masters as Ikuo Hirayama, with continued depictions of his interest in Buddhism and his wishes for peace; Tamako Kataoka, known for the bold compositions and colors of her unique depictions; and Kaii Higashiyama, a nihonga painter beloved nationwide for his depictions of seasonal natural scenery. We hope you will come steep yourself in the soothing world of nihonga paintings.

Exhibited Items Include:
• The Statue of the Healing Buddha at Nara Yakushiji Temple by Ikuo Hirayama
• The Statue of the Bodhisattva Nikko at Nara Yakushiji Temple by Toshio Tabuchi
• The Statue of the Bodhisattva Gakko at Nara Yakushiji Temple by Toshio Tabuchi
• The exhibition showcases works by Ikuo Hirayama, and by other artists such as Toshio Tabuchi, Tamako Kataoka, Kaii Higashiyama, and Yasushi Sugiyama.

Date/Venue
Wed., April.07.2021 ~ Sun., June.27 / in the 3F Exhibition Room, Shusui Museum of Art
Open:
10:00 to 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Closed:
Mon. and Tue. (open if Mon. or Tue. is a holiday, then closed the following day) Closed on May 6th (Thursday) and 7th (Friday)
Admission:
Adults ¥800*, ages 15–17 ¥300, ages 14 and under free.
*¥600 per person for groups of 20 or more.
Organizer: Shusui Museum of Art
Co-Organizer: The Kitanippon Shimbun
Thanks to: Asahi Printing Co. Ltd.

Contact: Shusui Museum of Art
1-3-6 Sengoku-machi, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0066
Tel: (076) 425-5700 • Fax: (076) 425-5710
Person in Charge: Sawada

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