Yggdrasil Road 10F (53 x 45.5cm) Written by Akira Nakajima


A woman stands in front of a sacred tree called "Yggdrasil" or "World Tree" that appears in mythology. The presence of this woman captivates the viewer as part of the mystical moment unfolding before Yggdrasil.

Her fingers move in an impressive manner, as if confirming the path she has taken or something else.

It can be said that the way she looks back creates a momentary sense of empathy with the viewer, making the painting even more appealing.

Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1955

1978 Completed Musashino Art University Graduate School of Oil Painting

1979-1981 Traveled to East Africa, Middle East, and Europe

2001-2002 Stayed in Egypt as an overseas trainee for emerging artists from the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Trained at the Coptic Museum in Cairo.

2007-2008 Exhibited at the 40th Anniversary “Travel” Exhibition for the Overseas Training Program for Emerging Artists by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (New National Museum of Art)

2009 Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award Winner

Musashino Art University 80th Anniversary ``The Power of Painting'' - The Magic of Paint - Exhibition (Musashino Art University Art Museum)

2014 “Never Ending Journey Akira Nakajima Exhibition” held at Kakegawa City Ninomaru Museum of Art

Currently a member of the Independent Art Association, a part-time lecturer at Joshibi Junior College of Art, and a part-time lecturer at Yokohama Art University.