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SETODA, Hiroshima Pref. — A museum dedicated to one of Japan’s most prominent artists, Ikuo Hirayama, traces the artistic growth of the famous native and his travels throughout the world.

The town of Setoda, located on Ikuchishima island, was the birthplace and boyhood home of Hirayama. The museum opened in spring 1997 and includes thousands of drawings, sketches and art objects, many of which he made as an elementary school student.

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