Thursday, March 15, 2012

One of Japanese painter's works and Shirakawago in Japan

Hi my blog friends, today I'm thinking my dear friend Eva while I'm writing this post, as she's a wonderful water-color painter. And hope friends can enjoy the paintings.
The other day, we were watching TV and some works of a Japanese painter called Mukai Junkichi (whom I haven't known before) were introduced. Thanks to PC, I checked about him and knew he was known as "Mukai, a Japanese old folk dwelling painter" (I don't know if this is translated correctly, sorry); and he used the traditional thatched roof farm houses of Japan as the subject matter of his paintings. 
I was kind of fascinated with his works of old thached houses surrounded by rural scenery as we can no longer enjoy seeing these houses. 
Here are link pages of his work and one another site. (his works , his Annex)

And his works reminded me of the place where I've been wishing to visit. It is one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is called Shirakawa-gō and the site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in northern Japan.  People there must have the hard work to maintain the place the way it used to be.  Other pictures here and about the place here.

                Thank you for stopping by        Love you always, xoxo      Miyako*

PS> I'll be seeing you next week, my friends. If I am not commenting on your posts especially around weekend, it is because of my busy schedule.  


  1. What beautiful paintings.
    This is very interesting and I love the old fashioned style.
    Thank you for shring and have a lovely day.
    Lov & Hugs

  2. Oh, I love those paintings, my friend- so very lovely! What talent he has (as does our friend Eva). It would be wonderful to be able to visit one of those sites today. For now, though, we can enjoy them through your post and links.

    Thank you, dear friend, and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  3. This is a beautiful post and wonderful photos. I love the style of these houses and when I see these photos I think of how this was the way things looked years ago. Upkeep must have been a full time job but isn't everything so wonderful to look at? The last photo with the reflection on the pond is breath taking. Thank you for sharing these wonderful images. Enjoy your week.
    Love you always my dear friend.

  4. Dear Miyako,
    Beautiful paintings/photos, I love those houses with thatched roofs. And thank you so much for thinking of me. I will have some completely different paintings posted during the coming theme for this week is Nostalgia...and this will [in a way] be a tribute to my Dad that passed away 14 years ago.
    Have a lovely week my friend!
    Big hugs


  5. those paintings are so lovely and I presume it is a type of fish farm in front of the building? They have those in Indonesia. I hope you get to see that village - it looks really special

  6. These are beautiful paintings my friend. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. You are right, our friend Eva is a very talented painter. Hope you enjoy your weekend and entertaining your friends. Hugs.

  7. What pretty paintings I really like them the first one is just so pretty it is my favourite.........

  8. Oh these are very lovely paintings - thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  9. Dearest Miyako,

    Well, in my birth country, The Netherlands we used to have lots of thatched roofs but they are too much of a fire hazard so it is very rare to find them. This painter did a great job in putting that old-time beauty of thatched roof farm houses on canvas. Love to you dear friend,


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  11. By the way, it was at Thisisme's site that I read your nice sweet comment

  12. Thanks so much for showing us these lovely paintings! They are charming. I would like to see Shirakawa-go too. Many hugs to you.

  13. Dear Miyako,

    This painter did a gorgeous job ~ all paintings are amazing, I can't decide which I like best. I just love such thatched roof houses.

    Hugs and Love to you my friend,

  14. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of this artist and his paintings - truly beautiful. I would love to visit the village you posted about. Such beautiful architecture and lush greenery.

  15. Miyako san,
    I am very happy today it is now when I want go to see you Katie Miyoki Victorie I love those paintings all time,
    Thank you so much it was very happy to me.

  16. these paintings are breathtaking!!
    i will have to learn more about this painter..I am in love with his work!!!
    thank you for sharing my friend!!!