Monday, March 28, 1921: Sculptor Teijiro Nakahara passed away

Monday, March 28, 1921 Sculptor Teijiro Nakahara passed away. He was born in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, and moved to Tokyo at the age of 18 to become a painter. At the age of 18, he moved to Tokyo to become a painter, and later became a sculptor under the inspiration of Morie Ogiwara (Rokuzan). Influenced by Rodin, he left behind many works that are robust, realistic, and rich in inner expression, but regrettably passed away at an early age.

Teijiro Nakahara’s masterpiece, “The Young Caucasian” (Niigata University collection): In 1927, two months before his suicide, Ryunosuke Akutagawa gave a lecture at Niigata High School, where he marveled at the work and said, “This head is alive. In his travelogue, he wrote, “Is there anyone at Niigata High School who is in love with this bronze ‘young man’ by Teijiro Nakahara? This ‘young man’ is still alive. This ‘young man’ is still alive.

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