Ceramic Relief "Spring in Takasaki" / Original Painter and Supervisor : Ikuo Hirayama / Wall at Entrance Hall, Takasaki City Hall / Installed on March, 1998 See Original Painting
A big tree of "white magnolia" in Takasaki Park is full of white flowers blooming at the beginning of spring. I made the mural of a spring landscape with the white magnolia blooming on beautiful Mount Asama and Karasu River which can be viewed from Takasaki. The white magnolia is said to be planted in the precincts at the time when Shigenobu Ando, who became the lord of Takasaki castle in 1619, built a temple called Ryozenji in the place which is now Takasaki Park. It is now nearly 400 years old.