Mt. Myogi 10F (53 x 45.5cm) Written by Akito Shinohara


This work is an oil painting characterized by emotional brushstrokes and bright colors.

The magnificent form of Mt. Myogi is depicted using different shades of blue , and at its base are the houses and countryside where people live.

The contrast between the majestic shape of the mountain and the village where people live in the foreground is clear, giving a sense of the coexistence between nature and humans.

Through this painting, the artist uses his unique sense of color to powerfully express the beauty of Japan's nature and a glimpse of the lives of the people who live there.


1927 Born in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture

1949 Graduated from Tokyo Third Normal School (currently Tokyo Gakugei University) Majored in Art

1952 Exhibited for the first time at the Issuikai Exhibition and was selected

1958 First exhibition at Nitten, selected

1967 Issuikai Exhibition Honorable Mention Award; won three times since then

1968 Issuikai membership recommendation

1975 Around this time, I was drawn to mountain villages with thatched roofs and started drawing them.

1977 Issuikai committee member recommendation

1984 Self-selected exhibition of Akito Shinohara, who moved his workplace from Tokyo to Chino City (Chino City Art Museum)

1990 Nitten Special Selection

1994 Nitten Special Selection

2003 Exhibition commemorating the publication of the art book “Living in Satoyama” (Chino City Art Museum)

2004 Publication of 36th Nitten Jury Collection “Satoyama”

2005 Nitten member recommendation

2008 Solo exhibition “Fascinated by the foothills of Mt. Yatsugatake” (Chino City Museum of Art)

Passed away on June 28, 2020