The artist who created a new art piece in an old mural has received an award in the Japanese language arts from a museum in Kyoto.
Sakurai Miyagawa created a mountain-themed mural on the wall of a nursery in Kyoto’s Shima-Kanji District.
He was inspired by the iconic mountain mural of Japanese cartoonist Shiro Sagisu.
The painting depicts the image of a mountain, its peaks and the earth below it.
Sagisu, the Japanese artist and poet, wrote in the late 1800s that “all mountain things are beautiful.”
Miyagami’s work shows a mountain that has grown from a tiny spot in the sky.
The painting has been seen around the world and has become one of the country’s best-known artworks.
Miyagamayashi said his intention was to create something new, and to express a theme of love and peace.
“I wanted to make a painting that would help people to think about the beauty of the mountain, the beauty in the mountains,” Miyagasayashi told The Associated Press by phone from his home in Tokyo.
“I think that mountain paintings should help us understand the world we live in.”
Miyagawa’s painting features a mountain and a group of children in the foreground, and a girl with her head down to the ground below.
The girl is surrounded by a green grassy patch that resembles the grassy hills of a Japanese village.
Miyagi also drew inspiration from Sagisu’s paintings.
Miyagi said he liked the way Sagisu drew mountains in the background of his paintings.
Mikuji, the nursery owner, said he has not seen Miyagawas painting.
Miki, the young girl, is holding a flower and a small hand on a stick that resembles a mountain peak.
She is smiling.
Miyami told the AP that he thinks her smile indicates a kind of longing for the mountains.
“It was difficult to paint a mountain in Miyagawan,” Mikuji said.
“The mountain is very small and the kids had to do it themselves.
But the painting was done in the best way possible.”
Mikumoto Miyagi, a nursery owner in Kyoto, said his son has not painted a mountain painting but has a special appreciation for Sagisu and Miyagasaki’s work.
(Photo by Kyodo News via AP)A year ago, Miyagaya and his wife were vacationing in Japan when they noticed a painting in a garden by a local artist called Yosuke Sakurai, the AP reported.
Miyamoto and Miyagi contacted Sakurai to see if he could make a mountain out of the wall mural.
The artist agreed to help, and he gave them the task of making a mountain from the wall painting.
“We took out a piece of wall painting and took out the picture of the mountains in it,” Miyagi told the Associated Press.
“We put it in the garden, and it grew.”
Mizuno Miyagashi, a former Miyagamoto’s girlfriend, said she had been trying to get Miyagama to paint his paintings in Miyaga’s garden since he started painting.
“I am trying to make my own mountain painting,” she said.
Mizuna Miyagayashi, the garden’s owner, was a teacher at Miyagahashi’s school in Kyoto for a few years before moving to Tokyo to be with her.
She said she never expected Miyagara to paint.
“When he came to Kyoto, he asked to do his paintings,” Mizuno Miyago said.
Miyamoto’s son, Yusei Miyagata, said the paintings Miyagame gave him were the best he had ever seen.
“He asked for the most beautiful mountain painting, and we received it,” he said.