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Kyoto Station "Four Seasons of 36 Peaks in Kyo-Raku Higashiyama"

Ceramic Relief

Ceramic Relief "Four Seasons of 36 Peaks in Kyo-Raku Higashiyama" / Original Painter and Supervisor : Hideo Nishiyama / No.30 Platform, JR Kyoto Station / Installed on February 5, 1977 See Original Painting

Production Scene

Artist's Message

Hideo NishiyamaJapanese-style PainterRegarding the production days, painter Nishiyama said, "When I heard this plan, I worried if I can produce such a great work at first. However, I found that there was no such artistic object in Kyoto, the first cultural city in Japan, unfortunately. So I could not say "I can't do", when I tought about Mr. Taki's last wishes to produce the first one."
"Four Seasons of 36 Peaks in Kyo-Raku Higashiyama", the brilliant original picture, was completed through the above story.

Message from Persons Related

Art critic
Michiaki Kawakita
A large wall painting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the business will be made at Kyoto Station, and a brilliant composition with the theme of Higashiyama's four seasons of Nishiyama Hideo's painting themes will be unveiled. Although I just saw it in the picture, it probably will decorate the campus glitteringly and gorgeously.
Nishiyama grew up in Kyoto, born in Kyoto, and was a nephew of direct line Nishiyama Suzuki, direct line of Takeuchi Uuho who was a masterpiece of the Kyoto painting art, and since he was a painter who studied with this uncle from the age of 15, first it is a genuine Kyoto school . As the Japanese painter of this faction graduated from Kyoto Municipal Painting College in 1950 as everyone touched, it has already been elected many times to the Emperor exhibition before that, in particular the 15th in Showa 9 In the exhibition, the more the bright landscape painting "harbor" was selected, the earlier received attention.
However, since its postwar period has been clearly established its unique features, it has been the theme of mountain, especially since the special work of "Hira Takui" was selected at the 3 rd day exhibition in 1952 A powerful landscape painting caught the eye of an expert. Even if you say mountains, it is not just a gentle and gracious emotional mountain. Rather it is a masculine, vibrant mountain like the one seen in the volcano, a landscape with bright and vivid color and passion. If the landscape of Mr. Higashiyama Kaii is that of North Korea, Mr. Nishiyama can be said to be a fairly tropical one. Actually, tracing the power to appear at the exhibition every year, or Sakurajima, which is shallow or Muroto, it is powerful, such as being a fencer, ridiculous one, many of which have a clear sense. "Aeon wood" produced in 1951, which was awarded the Art Institute award, was a product of China travel, but the paintings are also common in the sense that the image is clear, clear, vivid, dynamic and powerful There was a good thing.
On the contrary, it is traditional to make sophisticated scenes of elegant and cheerfully stylish scenery on the basis of its natural research, with the Japanese paintings of Kyoto taking hold of the sketch all the time since the masterpiece such as Election and Wu spring It was. Since this flow continues after Su Feng, Suiza and so on, even today the picture of the Kyoto faction is characteristic, the sense of expressive feeling is characteristic enough. In that situation, Mr. Nishiyama's picture with even some wild taste shows something pretty clear. I am enthusiastic about sketches, traveling around the world and having no doubts about sketching, I am just receiving the traditional way, but what I am seeking on is the more powerful modeling rather than a cheerful style, subtle Even clarity, in other words freshness and power and harmony are the goals. In such a point, it may be said that there is a deciding factor that Nishiyama's artists do not have.

The large wall painting of this time consists of the Higashiyama-san's sightseeing to Kiyomizu Temple and Tonenbashi, with snow, water, flowers, autumn leaves etc together, with Mt. Hiei, Ginkakuji on the left, with Kamogawa and Yasaka Shrine sandwiched However, I think that the gorgeous character of Nishiyama art, the characteristics of assembly, rhythm and color feeling shines among them.


Original Painter and SupervisorHideo Nishiyama PlannerJapan Traffic Culture Association
LocationNo.30 Platform, JR Kyoto Station Map News
Installed on February 5, 1977
TypeCeramic Relief
Size2.7m × 22.0m
KeywordsHigashiyama , Snow , Water , Flower , Red Leaves


Original Painter and SupervisorHideo Nishiyama
LocationNo.30 Platform, JR Kyoto Station Map
Installed on February 5, 1977
TypeCeramic Relief
Size2.7m × 22.0m
KeywordsHigashiyama , Snow , Water , Flower , Red Leaves
PlannerJapan Traffic Culture Association


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