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Renewed Rain ~ The Most Familiar Way of the Unusual

 Rain is probably the most familiar and extraordinary thing for human beings.

 This extraordinary event has given birth to numerous dramas, and has created ripples in the hearts of people in various forms such as novels and paintings.

 Japanese people are familiar with the “Sunset at Oohashiatake” by Utagawa Hiroshige from their textbooks. Did you know that this work, which was copied by Van Gogh, was the first in the world to depict rain in lines? (There are various theories.) Until then, rain had been represented in paintings by umbrellas and reflections of light on the wet ground. However, when “The Sunset of the Great Hammerhead” crossed the sea, the shape of rain in the world was updated.

 In this article, I would like to introduce several artists who are pursuing a new expression of rain that replaces the famous painting “The Evening Storm of the Giant Horseshoe,” which was painted over 150 years ago.


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Sousyu Kikuchi

Incense Rain I
19.3 x 19.3 cm
Ⅱ19.3 x 19.3 cm

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Kiho Ujie

Rain Rising
80.3 x 65.2 cm

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Kayoko Tamino

On That Rainy Day
161 x 73.5 cm

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Sai Seinan

Eight Scenes in Xiangxiang—Biangxiang Night Rain
145 x 80 cm

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Beginning of the rainy
season45.5 x 38 cm
Rain, November
153 x 45.5 cm
Rain, November
653 x 45.5 cm

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Shinzo Okuoka
Born in 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. After studying Indian philosophy at university, he worked at a publishing company as a deputy editor of an art magazine and a shrine magazine, where he was involved in planning and editing magazines and books. 2019 he joined TRiCERA, a start-up company, where he was in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own on-demand media. He is also in charge of developing Japan's first cross-border e-commerce site specializing in contemporary art, managing artists, and launching the company's own owned media. He is a fast writer, and when he was working for a magazine, he was able to write 150 pages in a month by himself.

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