Higashiyama Kaii was born on July 8th in Yokohama, to parents Kosuke and
Higashiyama Kaii. He was given the name Shinkichi, but later changed this to
Kaii. He lived from 3 years old to 18 in Kobe. 1926 when it graduated from
Hyogo prefectural Hyogo high school, Higashiyama entered the Nihon-ga
department of Tokyo School of Fine Arts (currently Tokyo National University
of Fine Arts and Music), and graduated with commendation in 1931. In 1940
Higashiyama married Sumi Kawasaki. In July 1945, Higashiyama was drafted
into the army and received anti-tank training. He was demobilized later that
year. Higashiyama spent a lot of time travelling, mostly in Japan and China,
but he also made several trips to Europe. In 1933, he studied German at the
Berlin University and in 1962 he travelled around the Nordic countries.:
1908: Born in Yokohama.
1931: Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine
Arts and Music.
1956: Awarded the Japan Art Institute Prize.
1960: Completed murals in the grand hall of the Crown
1965: Became a member of Japan Art Institute.
1968: Completed huge murals in the new Imperial Palace.
1969: Decorated with an Order of Cultural Merits and
designated as a person of cultural merits.
1975: Completed murals in Toshodaiji Temple.
1980: Completed murals in Toshodaiji Temple.
Kanoh HOHGAI |
Gaho HASHIMOTO |
Bairei KONO |
Keinen IMAO |
Hobun KIKUCHI |
Seiho TAKEUCHI |
Taikan YOKOYAMA |
Shunkyo YAMAMOTO |
Gyokudo KAWAI |
Kanzan SHIMOMURA |
Shunso HISHIDA |
Shoen UEMURA |
Nishimura GOUN |
Hyakusui HIRAFUKU |
Kiyokata KABURAKI |
Kansetsu HASHIMOTO |
Shinsui ITO |
Kayo YAMAGUCHI |
Shoko UEMURA |
Kaii HIGASHIYAMA |