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.
*¥600 per person for groups of 20 or more.
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
Sword-Sharpening Demonstration by Expert Polisher Ichiro Yokai
Sun., November.25.2018 ～ Sun., December.09
【 Lobby outside the 2F Exhibition Room, Shusui Museum of Art】
Ichiro Yokai is an expert polisher based in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, and an award winner in the Sharpening Division of the Contemporary Swords and Artworks Exhibition. In celebration of this achievement, the museum has invited him to give a demonstration of sharpening a Japanese sword. Overview: (1) Sun., Nov. 25, 2018: Shitaji-Togi I The initial steps of shitaji-togi (foundation polishing): a polishing stone known as a kongoto is used to remove any rust and to neaten the shape of the sword. (2) Sun., Dec. 9, 2018: Shitaji-Togi II The final steps of shitaji-togi: a polishing stone known as an uchigumori is used to remove tiny bits of scrap material caught in the rough surface of the stone used in the initial steps. The raised wooden platform used by the polisher for sword-sharpening work is called a togibune. The polisher fills the bucket with water, and sits on a low wooden bench, leaning forward while polishing the sword. The entire process of sharpening and polishing a Japanese sword to a beautiful shine, from shitaji-togi through final finish polishing, involves a number of different polishing stones.
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Special Workshop by Hirofumi Adachi “I’m Picasso! And I Am Too!”
【Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art】
During this event, participants draw one another’s faces, starting with nothing but a blank canvas and colored markers. Artist Hirofumi Adachi provides commentary. After the participants finish their spontaneous works of art, they are placed on display in the 1F Gallery of the museum.
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