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Embracing a unique sense of dignity, immersed in the world of Japanese painter Okamura Keisaburo

(TOP image) Keikaburo Okamura "One hundred eyes fish 18-1" A photograph taken by the author in 2018 / Shin Megamasa

Okamura (1958 students) has witnessed attention as early as early as it received the Yamaguchi Museum Award Excellence Award in his twenties. Its unique shaping is created by a unique method of overlaying the end of a crust with a gigantic cedar board burned in a burner, taking the shape of a motif with charcoal and engraving it in scales with a scraper . Okamura who acquired material feeling and a profound presence in conventional Japanese paintings due to these shaping acts was awarded the 2004 New Year 's Prize of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the 4th Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Nikkei Nihon Painting Awards, 2008 Year 18th MOA Okada Shigeyoshi Prize Awarded the MOA Museum Award and has been active as an acclaimed writer who is driving the contemporary art world.

It is imaginary creatures such as elephants and birds, huge fish, dragons and Buddha Luo, which are depicted on a panel of huge cedar boards folded into a folding screen, that form that makes you feel strange forgery is overwhelming It approaches those who watch with a sense of life. Okamura who creates such an image leads to the idea that art and religion exist at the point of contact between nature and human beings by treating experiences rooted in human activities and climate and sensations, so that the life force of nature and its form I am inspired by the rhythm of my life and focus on my work.

This exhibition was created for the solo exhibition of Okamura Keisaburo who is a large-scale solo exhibition that will be held for 10 years in the prefecture since his solo exhibition in the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, 2008, In addition to the new work, we introduce 31 points including old works / recent works that can confirm the change of Okamura's painting industry. Please enjoy the world view recalling the sympathy of nature and humans.

Okamura Keisuzaburo – To foreigners
[Date and time] April 21 (Saturday) to Sunday, June 24 (Sunday) 9: 30 ~ 17: 00 (Admission is until 16:30)
[Venue] Hiratsuka City Art Museum
[Closed on Monday]
[Fee] General ¥ 400 (¥ 320), High school student / university student ¥ 200 (¥ 160)
※ () in parentheses is a group rate of 20 or more.
※ Junior high school students and under, every Saturday high school students are free.
※ One who has various disabled persons notebook and one accompanying person is free.
※ For people over 65 years old, Hiratsuka citizens are free, group residents living outside the city are group fee.
(Those who can confirm age and addressPlease show it)
[TEL] 0463 – 35 – 211 1 (Hiratsuka City Art Museum)

  • Area
    Shonan area

Hiratsuka City Art Museum

Hiratsuka is located in the center of the coast of Sagami Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, 50 km southwest of the capital Tokyo, and in the Edo period was replaced as one of the tokyo stations in Tokaido. Today, the total area of ​​the city is 67.88 square kilometers, the current population is about 260 000, blessed with temperate climate and rich nature, it is popular as a core city with balanced industries and as a resort.

In the area called "Shonan" including Hiratsuka, many artists have lived since the Meiji Period (the end of the 19th century) and developed art movement. For example, activities were developed in Kamakura, a magazine that greatly influenced Japanese modern art and literature, in Kamakura, and in Kageuma, Kusadaya of Kishida Ryoji who pursued a new style of oil painting. Many writers have been active since then.

The construction of the museum in Hiratsuka City was soon after the war. In the reconstruction from the air raid, what became the center was the local writers who voluntarily opened the exhibition. In the early 1960s, a donation movement for one artist to the city began, and following the construction of schools, community centers and libraries, the Hiratsuka City Museum opened in 1976, where the art department was established . After that, like the nationwide movement of lifelong learning and museum construction, in 1984 the museum construction research committee was launched, concrete movements towards the opening began, and in 1986 Hiratsuka City Museum of Art Basic Conception In 1986, he established the basic plan for construction of the Hiratsuka City Art Museum, then started construction work and business preparation, and opened in March 1991.

Since the opening, since the main theme is "Shonan art / light" as the museum located in the center of the Shonan area, we will deepen our understanding of the culture by offering excellent artworks at home and abroad for people's viewing in good environment, We have implemented various projects as a major purpose to stimulate creation and motivation for learning.

We will continue to play a part in the cultural maturity of the Shonan area and strive to enhance museum activities so that many people will be familiar.

  • Shop / Place name
    Hiratsuka City Art Museum
  • Address
    Kanagawa Prefecture 1-3-3 Nishi-Hachiman Hiratsuka-shi
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    【Opening Hours】 9: 30 ~ 17: 00 (However, admission is until 16:30.) 【Closed Monday】 Monday (If Monday is a public holiday · National holiday opened, closed the next day, open in case of transfer holiday) Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3) * Even on the opening day, there is a case that the exhibition room is closed by exhibition change. Citizen art galleries, book corners, information corners are available.
  • Parking Area
    Yes (charged) 【Available time】 8: 00 ~ 22: 00 * Closed parking only available for closed days. [Number of cars] 67 units (2 spaces such as wheelchair users etc.) * As it may be full, please use public transportation as much as possible.
  • Average Usage
    【Exhibition Fee】 <Special Feature> General ¥ 200, High School / College Student ¥ 100 (The exhibition varies from exhibition to exhibition.) * For discounts of 20 people or more, 30% discount on special exhibitions and 20% discount on exhibition exhibitions. ※ You can view the special exhibition only at the exhibition viewing day with the exhibition exhibition ticket. ※ During the exhibition period, if you wish to view only the special exhibition please contact the receptionist. <The next one is free> ○ Every Saturday's high school student below junior high school students. ○ For people over 65 years old, Hiratsuka citizen. (Group discount for persons 65 years of age or older who live outside the city) ○ One person and one who received delivery of handlers of various disabilities. * Please present a certificate and a handicapped Person with disabilities that can surely check your age and address at the reception. If you do not present it, you will be required to pay a general viewing fee. ○ In high school students in Kanagawa prefecture or those equivalent to this, when the leader views as a curriculum. ○ Viewed by a community hall organized project in Hiratsuka city.