Mizuta Museum of Art

Hashimoto Hirohide: Relishing Light and Breeze


 Hashimoto Hirohide was a Western-style painter known for highly refined landscapes with his exceptional drawing ability, with emphasis on orthodox techniques of oil painting. Born in Gifu Prefecture, he studied under Itō Ren at Tokyo University of the Arts and moved to France in 1967 during a period of exploration at the age of 33. After exposing himself to French artistic traditions at Académie Julian and Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Hashimoto introduced a new vision in painting. On returning to Japan, he refrained from joining any existing group and instead, actively presented his works in solo as well as “Rei no Kai” and other group exhibitions. He was also active in arts education, having taught a new generation of painters at Asagaya College of Art and Design, Tokyo Zokei University, and Joshibi University of Art and Design.
 Our museum held an exhibition called “Hashimoto Hirohide: Symphony of Color” in 2006, which showcased his mature works from the 1990s. This time around, we wish to show the process by which he devised and polished his style of painting beautifully resonating planes of color, through a selection of works immediately following his return from France in 1969 through the 1970s and the 1980s. The highlights of this exhibition include a number of fine and clear views of the beaches of Minamibōsō painted from life. We invite you to enjoy his works that depict beloved nostalgic sceneries of Japan and to feel light and breeze reflected in the clear colors.


7/8sat 13:30 – 15:00

Instructor: Fujita Yuri, Akamatsu Chika, and Seo Kikuko

Admission: ¥400 (Includes admission to the museum)

Venue: Orientation Room (Library, 1F)

Capacity: 15

Reservation required

Red Lighthouse

Red Lighthouse, 1975
72.7×60.6 cm, oil on canvas
deposited at Josai University Educational Corporation

The Beach of Sotobō

The Beach of Sotobō, 1981
60.6×80.3 cm, oil on canvas,
deposited at Josai University Educational Corporation


Girl, 1970
33.4×24.3cm, oil on canvas
private collection


Hours: 10:00-16:00

Closed: Sundays, Mondays and holiday

Admission: 300 yen (free for high school students and under)


●By train: take either the JR Sotobō Line to Ōami Station or the JR Sōbu Main Line to Narutō Station; change trains and take the JR Tōgane Line; get off at Gumyō Station; 5 minutes walk to the university

●By car: take either the Keiyō Highway or the Tateyama Expressway to the Chiba-higashi Junction; from there, enter the Tōgane Toll Road; exit at Tōgane and take National Highway (Route) 126 in the direction of Narutō for about 20 minutes; at the signal at Josai International University Mae, turn right

●Shuttle Bus Service Available from: JR Tokyo Station, JR Yokohama Station, JR Nishifunabashi Station; JR Kisarazu Station, JR Soga Station, JR Ōami Station, JR Narutō Station, JR Tōgane Station, Keisei Narita Station




Mizuta Museum of Art, Josai International University
1 Gumyō, Tōgane-shi, Chiba 283-8555, Japan
Tel. 0475-53-2562

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