Spring in the Mountain Village 8F (45.5 x 37.9cm) Written by Sakujiro Okubo


The work depicts a mountainous landscape that heralds the arrival of spring.

The mountains are still covered with a little snow, giving the impression of winter.

The warm colors make you feel the breath of spring, and the bare trees and flowers on the ground are gradually starting to change color.

This work captures the changing seasons and the cycles of nature, and can be described as a poetic piece that shows the artist's sensibilities.

Born in Osaka in 1890, maiden name: Ujihara

1915 Graduated from the Department of Western Painting at Tokyo School of Fine Arts (proceeded to graduate school at the same school and completed in 1918)

1916-1918 Bunten Special Selection

1923 Travel to France

1927 Returned to Japan as Teiten judge

1935 Professor, Tama Art University

1936 Sogenkai formed

1950: Counselor of Nitten Management Committee; member of Ogenkai from the same year (until 1954)

1955 New Century Art Association formed

1958 Nitten Councilor

1960 Won the Japan Art Academy Award for “Fish Store in the Market”

1963: Member of the Art Institute, Nitten Director,

1966 Awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Third Class

1969 Nitten Advisor

Died in 1973