About Ikuo Hirayama

About Ikuo Hirayama

Career

Cultural activities and social contributions

The ceremony of the Order of Cultural Merit (1998)

Besides his paintings, etc, as the president of the Tokyo University of the Arts, Hirayama instructed younger painters (He assumed the position in December 1989, retiring in December 1995. He resumed service in 2001, retiring again in 2006.). He held important positions relating to international cultural exchanges such as UNESCO goodwill ambassador, chairperson of the Japan-China Friendship Association and chairperson of the various foundation for the promotion of arts studies for the promotion of cultural heritage preservation. He also continued energetic activities such as participation in lecture meetings and symposiums appealing for protection of cultural heritage sites etc. throughout the world.

In president’s office of Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music

He was awarded L’ordre national de la légion d’honneur by president of France, Jacques Chirac (1986)

The ceremony of the Order of Cultural Merit (1998)

The ceremony of the Order of Cultural Merit (1998)

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