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Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art

An Art Museum in the Hometown of Painter Ikuo Hirayama. Rediscover the landscapes behind the Art of Hirayama.

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This art museum commemorates the works of famed Japanese painter, Ikuo Hirayama, born in Setodacho, Ikuchi Island in 1930. In addition to his paintings, the exhibits include his early boyhood sketches, personal stories (including the Hiroshima bombing), photos of his school years and a statue of the artist himself.

The design of this one-story Japanese-style museum mirrors his common art themes of “Buddhism” and “peace”, while also housing a garden designed after the Seto Inland Sea, affixed with a small mound at its center that mimics the view of Hyotanjima from Ikuchi Island.
At “Oasis”, the museum’s tea lounge, you’ll find a work depicting a camel and caravan walking the desert (Artwork: Shichu no Michi Tenkuu (lit. Sky over the Silk Road)), set in a complementary wooden-made space. The menu features seasonal citrus items from the Setouchi area you won’t want to miss.

※Ikuo Hirayama painted “Fifty-three Stages on the Shimanami Highway”, a collection of 60 different water color pieces in commemoration of the opening of the Shimanami Highway. The sketches depict different points of interest between Onomichi (Hiroshima) and Imbarari (Ehime), which you can see baked into ceramic panel sculptures at each spot.

Highlights

  • exhibits include a statue of the artist, along with his early boyhood sketches, stories, and photos from his school years.
  • browse the acclaimed works, depicting themes of Buddhism, peace and the silk road.
  • the museum architecture and garden pay homage to the native scenery and aesthetic of the Seto Inland Sea.
  • tea lounge and gift shop available.

Photos

  • Artwork by Japanese Painter, Hirayama Ikuo

    Artwork by Japanese Painter, Hirayama Ikuo

  • Gallery No. 3

    Gallery No. 3

  • Museum Teal Lounge “Oasis”

    Museum Teal Lounge “Oasis”

  • Museum Souvenir Shop

    Museum Souvenir Shop

  • Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art

    Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art

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Details

Name in Japanese
平山郁夫美術館
Postal Code
722-2413
Address
200-2, Setodacho Sawa, Onomichi City, Hiroshima
Telephone
0845‐27-3800
Open Hours
9:00am-5:00pm (Last admission to exhibition is at 4:30pm)
Closed
Open year-round except temporary closing for maintenance.
Entrance fee
Adults: 920yen, College/High School Students: 410yen, Elementary/Middle School Students: 210yen
※Fees are subject to change during special exhibitions.
Access
Take the 25 min. ferry from Mihara to Setoda Port and walk 10 minutes
Official Website
Official Website (English)