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The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

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Kanagawa gallery walk
File.4 Masayasu Uchida Memorial Art Gallery
( Shino Yamamoto / Galerie Watts)

When I visited a cafe last year, I was attracted by the postcards lined up at the counter.
It is a modern landscape painting with bright colors. Although the depiction was simple, I felt the light, the smell of dirt and grass, and the sounds of undrawn people, birds, and insects, and I was immediately surrounded by the air in the landscape.
Be drawn into the world of postcard-sized paintings! I was moved and bought several kinds of cards and went home.
Normally I would look up the writer's name there, but at that time it was more important for me to soak in the comfort than who drew it, and I was leaning the card on a shelf.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

By the way, a picture that happened to come into my sight when I was surfing the net for about a year.

"That? There are some things that lead to my card..."

And I knew for the first time that it was a painting by Masayasu Uchida. Mr. Uchida is 96 years old!

I found out that Mr. Kamakura has an art gallery, so I must go there! And good hurry.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

The nearest station to the gallery is Enoden's "Hase" station. If you go to Kamakura or Shonan, it is almost a car, soActually, this is my first experience riding the Enoden.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors While feeling the loose charm of the local line, which has a history of more than 100 years, I felt a bit nervous and nervous about the gallery I visited.
Because I also serve as an atelier, so I might meet my teacher.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

A modern white building that is less than a minute's walk from the station. There is "Kamakura Kokoro Gallery". The second building in that corner is the "Masayasu Uchida Memorial Art Gallery".
Immediately after entering, the impact of vivid colors. When you look at each one, you can see the ear of rice dyed in golden color and the scenery of Mandosa Shaka with an impressive red color.
One of the reasons I am attracted is the composition of a bold distribution in which more than half of the screen is empty or rice fields. It's very modern.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

Uchida-sensei's work was something I didn't notice on the postcard, but it's actually a "hari-e."
The nuances of depth and texture due to overlapping colors combine with the picture, and the five senses on the viewer's side start to work iteratively, creating a more realistic sensation.

The gallery was managed by Mr. and Mrs. Hikari, the son of Prof. Uchida, and he kindly explained to me. Unfortunately the teacher is absent ..

In the case of Hari-e, the soft lines make up the expression, so without using scissors, it seems that the paper is cut by hand and pasted with glue. We have more than 100 kinds of paper with different colors and thickness. It seems that the vivid colors are what sticks to Western paper. Although the texture of Japanese paper is tasty, the teacher always says that the fuzzy nuances, such as the pale color and fluffiness when torn off, are not the expressions that he wants. And, the world of "hari-e" was established, not neither a tear-cut picture nor a cut-out picture.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors The crumpled and wrinkled western paper partially absorbs the ink before it is applied, creating shadows and the texture of the rock is outstanding. Also, it seems that the nuances that are not on the paper at hand may be applied with a brush before applying.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

Uchida-sensei's main business was a graphic designer. When I was in my thirties, I lived in Yokohama and requested that I teach art to the general public at an adult school (now a culture school). He thought that he had no budget, cut the newspaper and showed the shape, and then he decided to find a way to express the original scenery of Japan in "hari-e". In fact, the instant miso soups “Asage” and “Yuage” that we are familiar with are masterpieces of the teacher. Ah, I was touching the teacher's drawings since I was little!

If you heard such a story, how! The teacher who woke up from a nap was downstairs for the production!! Modern, cheerful appearance." alt="" width="1024" height="680" />

After saying "Welcome", "There are autumn leaves both in Japan and abroad, and everyone is impressed by their beauty. However, a leaf flutters. The words and sounds are born in Japanese. It has a delicate sensitivity.
The earth is one of the cosmic wastes, and humans are one of the microbes there. What does that human feel in Mother Nature? I've been drawing various landscapes for many years, but by drawing that feeling, I continue to convey sensibilities that I and children will not forget.

The teacher is strong and will continue to speak.

"For example, when it suddenly goes dark on a huge stage filled with tens of thousands of people, everyone finally tears up when one light comes on. Why is that? What is there? What is it all about? It is a feeling that you can feel.”

Then, staring at my face, "Let's do our best, both you and I." He said so, he went into the studio.

The colors are beautiful, the scenery is beautiful, and it's not such a simple thing. It touches the deeper part of our roots, and evokes an important feeling.
The sensibilities that I have experienced with something. I usually forget it, but I can access that memory in an instant. It was the moment I knew why I was attracted to my teacher's postcard.
The teacher's drawings, which are both delicate and dynamic, really keep the viewer from getting tired.
It is a place where the heart is in common with the works of 900 pieces. The kindness overflowed from the teacher's paintings.
The journey of the heart begins in rich colors Here, the four seasons are valued, and the exhibits are changed about once every two months.

“Even in autumn, there are differences between early autumn and late autumn. The four seasons are not simply four,” says Mitsuru.

Every day tends to be chased by timeThis is a gallery that I would like to visit again and again to reaffirm my axis.

The journey of the heart begins in rich colors

<<Gallery Information>>
Uchida Masayasu Art Gallery

2-12-17 Hase 2-chome, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL: 0467-23-5105

*Opening hours: March-October = 10:00-17:00 / November-February = 10:00-16:00
*Closed days: Monday and 3rd Tuesday (However, if the closed day is a public holiday, it will be closed and the next day will be closed)

▶︎ Get off at Enoshima Electric Railway "Hase Station". 1 minute on foot