Eijiro Miyama Japanese outsider artist in Yokohama


Seventy seven year old Eijiro Miyama 宮間英次郎  is not just some crazy Japanese grandpa but a former construction worker, truck driver turned outsider artist at the age of 60.


He is often referred to as Bōshi Ojisan (帽子おじさん “Hat Man”) due to his habit of riding his bicycle around the streets of Yokohama wearing eccentric clothing and large, elaborate hats or headgear adorned with dolls and other recycled objects.



His eccentric art and fashion has been exhibited three times 1) Borderless Art Museum No-Ma in Ōmihachiman, Shiga (2006) 2) Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland (2008) and 3) Art Brut from Japan in Vienna, Austria (2009).


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2 Responses to “Eijiro Miyama Japanese outsider artist in Yokohama”

  1. Harumi X Says:

    He has a very unique style quite eccentric and I like it

  2. black lagoon Says:

    he looks like a fun granpa

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