Hirayama Ikuo Painting Work

Houses from Gion-jinjya temple, Setoda-chou

  • Hirayama Ikuo
  • 1991
  • Water color
  • 31.5×24.0cm

Twenty-four eyes. Speaking of elementary school, we have to mention Sakae Tsuboi's novel Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes). Whether on the stage of the small island in the Inland Sea of Seto or in the background of the war, the situation of the primary school in Setodacho is very similar to that of the secondary school in Twenty-Four Eyes. So the novel and memory will be combined unconsciously. Unlike his brother, who had excellent grades at school, Hirayama Ikuo was often named by his teacher for being noisy, mischievous and running around the classroom when he was young. He often stands in the aisle and even his parents have been called to school. But the interest in painting has not changed, often practice. In the second grade, he won the second prize in the Children's Picture Competition sponsored by China News. During the morning meeting, the principal read out the certificate and presented the prize inkstone box for Pingshan in person. After taking the Yantai box home, my father was overjoyed and took it to friends to share his joy. Although his father's behavior sounds a little silly, from the point of view of the children who have been criticized in school, he is very happy that his father is moved by it, which is also an encouragement to himself.