Hirayama Ikuo Painting Work


  • Hirayama Ikuo
  • 1997
  • Water color
  • 24.4×33.0cm

Hiroshima, the hometown of Hirayama Ikuo, has a place called Miyajima, also called Itsukushima. In the 12th century, the Taira no Kiyomori family built shrines there on the belief of Sukhava.Hirayama Yufu is deeply attracted by this perfect combination of natural and artificial beauty of the shrines and published many related works. Hirayama Ikuo said,"Seeing the shriens on the island from one side of the sea, we can see that the eaves of the main hall in the center are one story higher, and the eaves of the corridor extending horizontally coincide with them presenting the unique beauty.The green and dark brown eaves, the vermilion pillars and the white walls, together with the projection of the trees on the sea, present dreamlike beauty, like the world of Paradise and Pure Land."