Spring in Kofu 8 pages (45.5 x 33.3 cm) by Hisanobu Matsushita


The painting depicts a landscape that gives the feeling of the breath of spring.

The painting depicts the vibrant blossoms of cherry blossoms and the gentle silhouettes of mountains in the distance, heralding the arrival of spring. The contrast between the pink of the flowers and the fresh greenery expresses the change of seasons and the abundance of nature.

The artist's brushwork is free and intuitive, yet his choice of colours and brushwork have a calculated beauty of composition.

His technique conveys his deep understanding and love for the nature of the Kofu region, and this painting evokes in the viewer a sense of the unique beauty of the Japanese climate as spring approaches.


Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1941

1983: Became a member of Jisaikai

1985: Received the Yamashita Encouragement Award at the Issuikai Exhibition

1986: Received the Ishii Encouragement Award at the Issuikai Exhibition

1989: Became a member of Issuikai

1990: Bronze Award at the Contemporary Western Paintings Selection Exhibition

1996: Received the Korinbo Rotary Club Award at the Ishikawa Prefectural Exhibition

Received the Hokkoku Shimbun Encouragement Award at the Nitten Kanazawa Exhibition

1997: Became a member of the Nitten Exhibition Association

1998 Issuikai Exhibition Honorable Mention Award Solo Exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2001: Unscreened entry at the Contemporary Art Exhibition

2002: Became a member of Issuikai

2003 Nitten Special Selection ( '08 )

2006: Received the Members' Honorable Mention Award at the Issuikai Exhibition

Currently a standing committee member of Issuikai and a member of the Nitten Exhibition