Hirayama Ikuo Painting Work
The Silk Road

The Site of Tumshuq

  • Hirayama Ikuo
  • 2007
  • Color on Paper (Japanese Style Painting, Nihonga)
  • 63.0×90.0cm

Hirayama Ikuo said, “The site of Tumshuq on the Tianshan South Road connecting Turpan and Kashgar became famous because of the excavation and investigation by German explorer, archaeologist Le Coq, and French explorer and sinologist Pelliot. As the corridor through which the Buddhism was preached, the Buddhist culture was developed in every oasis city in the Western Regions. Because of the cultural invasion of Sogdian People in the West to Tianshan South Road, Buddhist art work of strong Iranian style were unearthed at the relics of Tumshuq. It takes the relics of Tumshuq as background and depicts the caravans of merchants in the past.