Chikugo-ist Painter Obana Shigeharu


Chikugo-ist Painter Obana Shigeharu

This is the first in a series of exhibitions introducing “Chikugo-ists,” artists with connections to Kurume and the Chikugo region, where Aoki Shigeru and Sakamoto Hanjiro were brought up. Obana Shigeharu (1926–2016) was born in the present Ukiha-shi, Fukuoka and continued working and painting in his hometown, Chikugo. He is known for his active involvement in the avant-garde art group Kyushu-ha and for his Chikugo River series, which he continued painting for more than fifteen years. This exhibition introduces a full view of Obana Shigeharu, who adhered to working exclusively in Chikugo, through paintings and related materials from early on in his career to his later years.


Admission Fee
Individual Group
Adults ¥700 ¥500
Senior(65+) ¥400 ¥200
University and College Students ¥400 ¥200
High School Students and younger Free Free
Advance Purchase ( P-code686-437/L-code86706) ¥400
*Group rates apply to groups of 15 or more.
*Advance tickets on sale at Ticket PIA and Lawson.