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Oct. 7, 2019

“Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” Exhibition has started

From today, Oct. 07 (Mon.), “Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” Exhibition (Oct. 07 – Dec. 7, 2019 ) has started. Beginning with the paintings of Yasuda Yukihiko, Kikuchi Keigetsu redolent of Japanese beauty and spirit, and also fresh and limpid Sho (Calligraphy) of Sasaki Nobutsuna, Senge Takatomi and others color to the exhibition. From the artworks of the painters who have unceasingly continued studying Japanese history, it is possible to follow what they have “Sought after.” Along with the autumn wind, we would be delighted to have you view the spirit of “Miyabi to Aware.”

Scene of display Hakubai (White Japanese apricot blossoms)(painted by Yasuda Yukihiko)
Scene of display            Hakubai (White Japanese apricot blossoms)
                  (painted by Yasuda Yukihiko)

Seigyu-to(by Yasuda Yukihiko)

Seigyu-to(by Yasuda Yukihiko)

Scene of display

“Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” Exhibition Scene of display

“ARTIS”

“ARTIS”

Periodical Publication on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (Bimonthly) is issued.

This time, to celebrate nearly 10th year of the starting the activities of Shigyo Sosyu Collection and Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, our periodical publication booklet “ARTIS” (meaning Art in Latin) is issued. The contents will be to introduce our Collection from various approach bimonthly. The feature of this issue is starting from the distinctive content of an interview article on “Miyabi to Aware” to Shigyo Sosyu , and in the opening page, introduces an episode on “Kurama-yama (Mount Kurama)” depicted by Yasuda Yukihiko, and also the letters by Toshima Yasumasa will be entered as the serialized article.

It is distributed free, and if you are interested,
please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumas. 03-3511-8162 (Reception hours: 11:00~18:00)


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Sep. 2, 2019

The Twentieth Exhibition "Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)" Exhibition will be held (Oct. 7 ~ Dec. 7, 2019).

At Shigyo Sosyu Collection・Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa permanent exhibition floor, on the theme of “Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” (Oct. 7 ~ Dec. 7, 2019), which flows in the root of the Japanese spirit, and focusing on the quintessence of artworks of Shigyo Sosyu Collection will be displayed. Yasuda Yukihiko, the leading collection of Japanese painting, and other variety of works will be displayed. We cordially await for your visit to our Gallery.

※From Sep. 30 (Mon.) ~ Oct. 5 (Sat.), Shigyo Sosyu Collection ・Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be closed for display change.

〈Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)〉
These two Japanese beauty do not allow excess, and also detest insufficiency. In the threshold between the two, the blood permeated sincere-heart of the Japanese is indispensable. Without it the genuine beauty as the culture of Japan could not be depicted. ―― Shigyo Sosyu

〈Aoyagi-kazura (Green-willow wreath)〉(a part)painted by Yasuda Yukihiko

〈Aoyagi-kazura (Green-willow wreath)〉(a part)painted by Yasuda Yukihiko

〈Hakubai (White Japanese apricot blossoms)〉 painted by Yasuda Yukihiko

〈Hakubai (White Japanese apricot
blossoms)〉painted by Yasuda Yukihiko

"Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)" Exhibition

Period: Oct. 7 (Mon.), 2019 ~ Dec. 7 (Fri.), 2019, 11:00 ~ 18:00.
   Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Site: Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa
  Shigyo Sosyu Collection Exhibition Floor, 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo,
  BIOTEC Building (Reservation necessary: 03-3511-8162)

 ⇒ Map here

Jun. 7, 2019

Advance notice of the next Exhibition: “Inner Power –Fire and Earth–” Exhibition (Jun. 24 ~ Sep. 28, 2019).

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition which has been greatly favored will conclude on Jun. 15 (Sat.), and for the display change, both Shigyo Sosyu Collection and Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be closed from Jun. 17 (Mon.) ~ 22 (Sat.). Next Exhibition is titled “Inner Power – Fire and Earth–,” and the artworks overflowing with the power of creation which is the quintessence of Shigyo Sosyu Collection will be displayed. Starting from the leading western art collection such as Toshima Yasumasa and Yamaguch Takeo, they will invite us to the origin of “Inner Power,” and to the mystery of the respective works.


The new form is given birth — by the power of Creation from the sky into the depth of the humans, and humans having Fire and Earth in one’s hands. This Power of the Beginning is endless. Cosmic-energy destroys and creates everything transcending the limit of matters.

〈Landscape with Rocks – Zahara de Cádiz –〉 painted by Toshima Yasumasa

〈Landscape with Rocks – Zahara de Cádiz
–〉 painted by Toshima Yasumasa
※The image of above work is in
monochrome.

〈Shû (Assemble) 〉painted by Yamaguchi Takeo

Shû (Assemble) 〉painted by
Yamaguchi Takeo

“Inner Power – Fire and Earth–“ Exhibition

Period: Jun. 24 (Mon.), 2019 ~ Sep. 28 (Sat.), 2019, 11:00 ~ 18:00.
   Closed on Sundays and holidays.
Site: Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa
  Shigyo Sosyu Collection Exhibition Floor, 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo,
  BIOTEC Building (Reservation necessary: 03-3511-8162)

 ⇒ Map here

May. 14, 2019

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition” (Period: Mar. 15 ~ Jun. 15, Sat.) displays are changed.

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition” is receiving highly favorable response, and as we have ended the first half of the period (Mar.18~May 9), displays are changed for the second half of the period (May 14~Jun. 15). Over 20 new works including the first display of pictorial art and calligraphic works are exhibited. The first displayed works are such as a pair of “Dai Nanko” and “Sho Nanko” by Japanese Painter Kikuchi Keigetsu, calligraphy of Seki Daitetsu, Zen priest of Soto-sect (Celebrating the republishing of [Don’t Eat, if Not Able to Eat!] ). And also the works of Hakuin, Yasuda Yukihiko, Yamaoka Tesshu, Nantenbo are changed. Variety of works including the conventional leading works as well as the new works of Shigyo Sosyu Collection could be enjoyed. Please visit “Zen and Bushido” Exhibition with your friends.

〈Path〉Calligraphy by Seki Daitetsu

〈Path〉Calligraphy by Seki Daitetsu

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition, scene of Exhibition

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition, scene of Exhibition

May. 8, 2019

[Kuenandara Kuuna (Don’t Eat, if Not Able to Eat!)] by the barefooted Zen Priest Seki Daitetsu will be republished.

From Goma Shobo Shinsha, [Don’t Eat, if Not Able to Eat! ] (262 pages in superior binding duodecimo, ¥1,800 excluding tax) by the barefooted Zen Priest Seki Daitetsu will be published in early June. This masterpiece, which saved the life of Shigyo Sosyu, was first published forty years ago, and this time it will be republished by faithfully keeping its initial expression style. This ultimate book written by Seki Daitetsu, with one-shout given by this senior-master who had lived by the deadly-spirit, shall give a great courage to the readers. Accompanied by the passionate soulful comment by Shigyo Sosyu, at last, Seki Daitetsu shall revive. Shigyo Sosyu also writes the book-band of this book.

[Kuenandara Kuuna (Don’t Eat, if Not Able to Eat!)] by the barefooted Zen Priest Seki Daitetsu? will be republished.

Wears Purple Garments

Seki Daitetsu 1975
Wears Purple Sacerdotal Robes




[Kuenandara Kuuna (Don’t Eat, if Not Able to Eat!)]

Scheduled to be on sale in early June.
Goma Shobo Shinsha 
written by Seki Daitetsu / comment by Shigyo Sosyu
¥1,800(excluding tax) 262 pages
ISBN:978-4-341-17236-7

Reservation is available at bookstores.


Apr. 25, 2019

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-eighth set will be on sale.

The thirty-eighth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from May 1 (Wed). This time, in succession, the novel choice of 8 paintings is selected. It is a standard postcard size, so it may be mailed with a ¥62 stamp. Having received your favorable support for nearly 3 years, this thirty-eighth Postcard Collection is the final set of the Postcard Collection, and in total of 304 postcards. It came out to be a delightful inclusive lineup of artworks, starting from the student days of the woods and nude woman of Toshima Yasumasa before going abroad to Spain, and portraits and sceneries in his days in Spain, as well as quinces that he cherished as his motif. It is an overwhelming varieties of Postcard Collection from which you might find your favorite works, or accumulate them as your art collection. It is possible to purchase from one postcard, so please feel free to order us. We will be happy to have your further utilization of this Collection.

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-eighth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: thirty-eighth Set of Series

①Woman Reading a Book
-Portrait of Sofía-
②Tree on the Outskirts of the Village
-At Aznalcázar-
③Gazing Maite
④Born in the Soil
⑤Blue and Doll
⑥Fruitful Time
⑦Spirit of the Rock Shadow
⑧Dead Membrillos (Quinces)


¥150 per postcard (Tax included).
A set of 8 postcards ¥1,200 (Tax included).

Apr. 1, 2019

Commemorating the 30th year after the death of Matsushita Konosuke, [Higan-e (To the Sorrowful Prayer]—Matsushita Konosuke and Today— will be published.

From PHP Institute, Inc., a book titled [Higan-e (To the Sorrowful Prayer)] based on Shigyo Sosyu’s lecture-meeting closing in on the philosophical thought and the humane management of Matsushita Konosuke will be published. Shigyo Sosyu, a business-person, inquires once again to the present world, “Higan (Sorrowful Prayer)” of Matsushita Konosuke, one human who built-up the postwar Japan yet died lamenting the future of Japan. What is “Matsushita Philosophy” aiming for the unification of humans and business management? It is one volume closing in on the heart of the straightforward philosophical thought. And this book will be published to commemorate the 30th year of the death of Matsushita Konosuke. We will be highly delighted if you take it in your hands at the bookstore.

Commemorating the 30th year after the death of Matsushita Konosuke, [Higan-e (To the Sorrowful Prayer]—Matsushita Konosuke and Today— will be published.

courtesy of PHP Institute, Inc.,


[Higan-e (To the Sorrowful Prayer]—Matsushita Konosuke and Today—


[Higan-e (To the Sorrowful Prayer)] —Matsushita Konosuke and Today—

Apr. 27, 2019
PHP Institute, Inc. 
¥1,800 (excluding tax)  316 pages
ISBN:978-4-569-84046-8

Favorably on sale at bookstores


Mar. 25, 2019

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-seventh set will be on sale.

The thirty-seventh set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from April 1 (Mon). This time, in succession, the novel choice of 8 paintings is selected. As the next thirty-eighth set will be the final selection, please look forward to the last lineup. It is a standard postcard size, so it may be mailed with a ¥62 stamp.

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-seventh set will be on sale.

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  • Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection37-5

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  • Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection37-8

Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: thirty-seventh Set of Series

①Coolant -A woman-
②Dedicated to Memories
③Wind of Aznalcázar
④Rock and Scenery
⑤The Fanatical Woman
⑥Pollo
⑦Habsburg Eyes
⑧Withered Still life


¥150 per postcard (Tax included).
A set of 8 postcards ¥1,200 (Tax included).

Feb. 23, 2019

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition will be held.

At Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), “Zen and Bushido” Exhibition <Mar. 18, 2019 (Mon.) ~Jun.15, 2019 (Sat.)> will be held. The living way of “Zen and Bushido,” which Shigyo Sosyu cherishes a deep affection for, is distinctly reflected in the accumulation of the works of Hakuin, Nantenbo, Kusunoki Masashige, Yamaoka Tessyu and such, and in the collection. In this exhibition, we will follow the Japanese “Longing,” which flows at the root of the Shigyo philosophy named “Zen and Bushido.” And also the works of Toshima Yasumasa will be displayed. We cordially await for your visit.
※Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be closed from Mar. 11 (Mon.) ~Mar. 16 (Sat.) due to display change.

”Zen and Bushido” Exhibition will be held.

Yamaoka Tessyu [Retain one’s Heart and foster one’s True Nature, then one shall serve the Heavens.] (a part)

Toshima Yasumasa, around 1963.

Toshima Yasumasa, around 1963.

“Zen and Bushido” Exhibition

Period: Mar. 18, 2019 (Mon.) ~ Jun. 15, 2019 (Sat.) 11:00a.m.-18:00p.m.
Closed on Sundays and National holidays.
Site: BIOTEC Building, 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
  Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa
  Shigyo Sosyu Collection Exhibition room
(Reservation necessary: 03-3511-8126)

Map here

Feb. 25, 2019

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-sixth set will be on sale.

The thirty-sixth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from March 1 (Fri). This time, in succession, the novel choice of 8 paintings is selected. As variety of artworks may be accumulated every month, please look forward to the selection of new lineup. It is a standard postcard size, so it may be mailed with a ¥62 stamp.

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirty-sixth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: thirty-sixth Set of Series

①Smiling Miguel
②David's Sorrow
③Ripe Membrillo (Quince)
④Lost Time
⑤At Ronda
⑥White Myth
⑦Forest Light
⑧Sitting Woman


¥150 per postcard (Tax included).
A set of 8 postcards ¥1,200 (Tax included).

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