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Nov. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the twenty-first set will be on sale.

The twenty-first set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from December 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 twenty-first set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: twenty-first Set of Series

①Sketch of Cathedral
②Wind of Alpujarra
③Granada in the Spring
④Impression of the Bird
⑤Desnuda de la luna
-Nude of the Moon-
⑥Manuel inclining his Neck
⑦Woman, Christine
-La mujer Christine-
⑧Pieta crossing her Legs


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

Oct. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the twentieth set will be on sale.

The twentieth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from November 1 (Wed). 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 twentieth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: twentieth Set of Series

①Figure of a Human
-Potrait of Valéry-
②Landscape in Malaga
③Blue Gaze
④Crepúsculo -Twilight-
⑤Face of Maite
⑥Berta in a Day
⑦Landscape of Rocks and the Sky
⑧Woods and Abstraction


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

Sep. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the nineteenth set will be on sale.

The nineteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from October 2 (Mon). 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 nineteenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: nineteenth Set of Series

①Homage to Joaquin
-From “The Strait Gate”-
②Holy Maite
③Nordin
④Malva -At Pinos Genil-
⑤Inclined Red Ground
⑥White Manuel -Man of Albayzín-
⑦Solitary Membrillo (Quince)
⑧Portrait of Lady Inclining her Neck


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

Aug. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the eighteenth set will be on sale.

The eighteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from September 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 eighteenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: eighteenth Set of Series

①Noura in Silence
②Wind of Olvera
③Barbara looking outside
④Malka, a Jewish
⑤Die in Bourrée
Membrillo (Quince)-
El paisaje (Landscape)
-Sierra Nevada-
⑦Gazing Person
-Dedicated to KWON Jinkyu-
⑧Beyond the Woods


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

Aug. 3, 2017

“Path to the Creation -Camino a la Creación-“ Exhibition will be held.

“Path to the Creation -Camino a la Creación-” Exhibition 〈Sept. 1, (Fri.) ~ Feb. 3, (Sat.)〉 will be held at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). In this exhibition, the process of creation of Toshima Yasumasa’s works up to the completion is being followed, by displaying the passing phases of form and changes in expression of his oil paintings and sculptures, and the completed works with the combination of valuable materials during his production. These materials were originally recorded by Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa with the cooperation of Toshima Yasumasa in his lifetime. Numerous materials such as unpublished terracotta figures, the early stage of oil painting when he began painting will be displayed. We cordially await for your visit to the Gallery.
※The gallery will be closed from Aug. 21 (Mon.) to Aug. 31 (Thus.) for display change.

“Path to the Creation -Camino a la Creación-“ Exhibition will be held.

Working on “Sosyu of Wind” (Toshima Yasumasa) at Toranomon atlier in 2004.

Winter Journey -Four <i>Membrillos</i> (Quinces)- Working process

Winter Journey
-Four Membrillos (Quinces)-
Working process

“Path to the Creation-Camino a la Creación-” Exhibition

Exhibition period: Sep.1 (Fri.), 2017 ~ Feb.3 (Sat.), 2018.
Open Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:00
(The gallery is closed on Sundays and National holidays.)
Site: 1-10 Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. BIOTEC,Co.,Ltd.
  Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Reservation is necessary. 03-3511-8162)

Site map here

Jul. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the seventeenth set will be on sale.

The seventeenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from August 1 (Tue). 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 seventeenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: seventeenth Set of Series

①Blue Granada
②Grief of Miguel
③Manuel of Albayzín
④Fermata of the Soul
Membrillos (Quinces)-
⑤Light and David
⑥Distant Granada
⑦Homage to Joaquín
-Paean to Carmen de la Victoria-
⑧Speaking Man -Six Faces-


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

Jun. 24, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the sixteenth set will be on sale.

The sixteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from July 1 (Sat). 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 sixteenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: sixteenth Set of Series

①Sosyu of Black
②Pouring Life
-Three Membrillos(Quinces)-
③Portrait of Christine
④Face of Otto
⑤White Composition
⑥Small work of Miguel
-Man of Albayzín-
⑦Face of Mario
⑧In the Woods


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

Jun. 14, 2017

“Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition organized by Instituto Cervantes de Tokio has finished in great success.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for visiting “Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition (May 12~June 10, 2017) held at Instituto Cervantes de Tokio. Thanks to your cooperation, we have been able to finish with great success in recording the highest level of number of visitors to Instituto Cervantes de Tokio. Also at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, “Toshima Yasumasa ― Vestiges in Japan―” Exhibition, the works of his young days in Japan as well as his last days are continuously being appreciated. And the works favored in the Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes de Tokio are also displayed. We cordially await for your visit to the Gallery.


Toshima Yasumasa, with his beloved bike in Madrid

Toshima Yasumasa, with his beloved bike in Madrid

The national newspaper of Spain EL PAÍS (23rd of May, international page, digital version) carried the article about Toshima Yasumasa and[Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa]Exhibition titled Las pinceladas barrocas de un japonés que lo dejó todo atrás deslumbrado por Goya y Velázquez (in English: The baroque touches of a Japanese man who threw everything away dazzled by Goya and Velázquez).
URL:http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2017/05/22/mundo_global/1495440657_691442.html

exhibition scenery

“Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes de Tokio

Mementos de Toshima Yasumasa

Mementos de Toshima Yasumasa


Jun. 12, 2017

Violin Concert by Ms. Lina Tur Bonet was held as one part of “Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition.

On May 19, 2017, the leading Spanish violinist Ms. Lina Tur Bonet held her first concert before her debut in Japan at Embassy of Spain in Japan. This concert was a first attempt to play music in the presence of the paintings of Toshima Yasumasa displayed in “Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition held in Instituto Cervantes de Tokio. In this concert, Bach’s Violin Sonata “Chaconne”, which Toshima was fond of listening, and Poulenc’s Violin and Piano Sonata (piano by Daniel Kujavec) dedicated to the leading poet of Granada García Lorca, and others were played. Ms. Bonet drew much inspiration from the art of Toshima Yasumasa and dedicated her homage to Toshima.

Violinist Ms. Lina Tur Bonet, Director, Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Shigyo Sosyu

Violinist Ms. Lina Tur Bonet (left)
Director, Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Shigyo Sosyu (right)

Violinist Ms. Lina Tur Bonet and pianist Daniel Kujavec in performance.

Violinist Ms. Lina Tur Bonet and pianist Daniel Kujavec in performance.

Profile of Ms. Lina Tur Bonet

Profile of Ms. Lina Tur Bonet

She has actively performed as a concertmistress in various orchestra in Europe. And she frequently performed at the famous concert halls such as the Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall London, The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She has played under the baton of Abbado, Gardiner, Harding, Christie, Minkowski and such, and played with The Musicians of the Louvre, Les Arts Florissants, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Orchestra and other orchestras. She has studied violin at University of Freiburg in Germany and University of Vienna in Austria. And at present, she is actively taking part in music education in foreign countries. From 2005 to 2016, she taught as a professor of violin in Spain. And is teaching the advanced class in Katarina Gurska Music education foundation in Madrid.

May. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the fifteenth set will be on sale.

The fifteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from June 1 (Thu). 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 fifteenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: fifteenth Set of Series

①Christine Gazing the Distance
②Granada in Twilight
③Blue and Membrillos (Quinces)
④Gavotte -Face-
⑤Woods of Aznalcázar
⑥Winter Silence
⑦To Tomorrow
⑧Blue Illusion -Lying Nude-


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

Apr. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the fourteenth set will be on sale.

The fourteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from May 1 (Mon). 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 ¥52 stamp.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: fourteenth Set of Series

①Scenery of the Shadows
②Face of Ángela
③Portrait of Maite -Uncertain Hope-
④Two Membrillos (Quinces)
⑤Eva's Wish
El paisaje (The Landscape)
-Illusion of Granada-
⑦Rolling Woods
⑧Melancholy Andalucía


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

Apr. 12, 2017

“Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes Tokio, and “Toshima Yasumasa ― Vestiges in Japan ―” at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be held.

At Instituto Cervantes Tokio, Spanish government-managed culture―education facility, “Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition (May 12 (Fri.) ~ June 10 (Sat.) 2017, closed on Sundays and holidays, open 11:00 ~ 18:00), will be held. Toshima spent nearly thirty years in Spain gazing and kept depicting its natural features and people. His artworks together with the numerous photographic films taken by Toshima will be exhibited. Focusing on scenery of Spain and portraits, about 70 works (including replacing works) will be exhibited.
During this period, in Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, Toshima’s artworks before going to Spain and his last years works in Japan titled “Toshima Yasumasa ― Vestiges in Japan” Exhibition (May 12 (Fri.) ~ Aug. 19 (Sat.) 2017, closed on Sundays and holidays, open 11:00 ~ 18:00), about 50 works will be exhibited. His sketches and nudes, and also the works depicting woods of forests and shrines in his Musashino Art University days, furthermore, works depicted after returning to Japan will be exhibited. Together with the Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes Tokio, we cordially await for your visit. Thank you.

※Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be closed during May 1 (Mon.) ~ May 11 (Thurs.) for exhibition items change.

“Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa” Exhibition at Instituto Cervantes Tokio, and “Toshima Yasumasa ― Vestiges in Japan ―” at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa will be held.

The view from Toshima Yasumasa's atelier in Granada

〈In the Midst of the Way〉 1954

〈In the Midst of the Way〉 1954

Notable features of “Toshima Yasumasa ― Vestiges in Japan” Exhibition

Toshima Yasumasa diligently practiced sketching and depicted many nudes in his Musashino Art University days. Having recognized of his gift by Aso Saburo and Yamaguchi Takeo, precursors at Musashino Art University, because of his fervent artistic agony, he chose Spain as the place of his work at last.
In this exhibition, many of his sketches in his young days and nudes in his assistant of sculpture days, through which Toshima works were being formed, will be exhibited. And we also pursue the vestiges of Toshima in Japan focusing on the works of series of Suwa quince, portraits of Shigyo Sosyu and sculpture in his last years returning from Spain.

Exhibition period: May 12 (Fri.) ~ Aug. 19 (Sat.), open 11:00 ~ 18:00, closed on Sundays and holidays.
Site: 1-10 Koji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo BIOTEC, Co. Ltd. Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa

Site map here

Apr. 11, 2017

[Hiten (Sorrow of the Heavens)]Collection of poems by Miura Giichi will be republished.

Collection of poems by Miura Giichi [Hiten (Sorrow of the Heavens)] will be published. Miura Giichi is a personage known to have devoted himself to the development of defeated Japan and composed jewels of Waka poems manifesting the soul of Japan all through his life. Shigyo Sosyu highly esteemed Miura Giichi from his young days, and sensed romanticism the Japanese has continuously succeeded from antiquity in his Waka, and has enthusiastically read [Hiten]. However, this [Hiten] was ceased publication for long and rather difficult to obtain it at present. This republication is a definitive edition incliding all of Waka published in [Hiten] in prewar and postwar period, and furthermore, Waka of [Zoku-Hiten (Sequel of Hiten)] organized privately by his bereaved family after his death is included. Shigyo Sosyu has contributed words on book cover band and also contributed a writing “On Republication of [Hiten].” We will appreciate it if you take this book in your hands.

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[Hiten (Sorrow of the Heavens)] Collection of poems by Miura Giichi will be republished.
Hiten (Sorrow of the Heavens)

[Hiten]―Collection of poems

Scheduled to be published in late April
KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD. Miura Giichi
¥2,500 (excluding tax) 372 pages
ISBN:978-4-907514-75-4

Favorably on sale at book stores

Mar. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the thirteenth set will be on sale.

The thirteenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from April 1 (Sat). 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.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: thirteenth Set of Series

①Old Lady Berta
②Dream of Membrillos (Quinces)
③The Shadow -La sombra-
④Granada Early in the Afternoon
⑤Man of Sanctuary
⑥Lying Woods
⑦Portrait of Pedro
⑧Condensed Face


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

Mar. 10, 2017

[Oh, Popoi! ―Return to the Days―] is on sale now.

From PHP Institute, Inc. Shigyo Sosyu’s latest book [Oh, Popoi! ―Return to the Days―] is on sale now. This book is compiled from the two years serialized interview articles in bimonthly magazine REKISHI-TU (WAC inc.). It narrates a mysterious half a lifetime of the author “Shigyo Sosyu.” We would appreciate it if you take this book in your hands.

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[Oh, Popoi! ―Return to the Days―] will be published.
Oh, Popoi! ―Return to the Days―

Oh, Popoi! ―Return to the Days―

On sale in early March 2017
PHP Institute, Inc.
¥2,300 (excluding tax)  496 pages
ISBN:978-4-569-83483-2

Favorably on sale at bookstores

Feb. 25, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the twelfth set will be on sale.

The twelfth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from March 1 (Wed). 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 twelfth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: twelfth Set of Series

①Season of the Flower
②White Rosa
③Madrid Phantom
④Thinking Nude Woman
⑤Blue and the Sea
⑥Crossing Wind over Granada
⑦Scenery of the Wind
⑧Sosyu of Dream


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

Feb. 2, 2017

[The Tragic Sense of Life] by Miguel de Unamuno will be republished.

[The Tragic Sense of Life] (Translated by Kanki Keizo /Sasaki Takashi, commentated by Juan Masia) by Miguel de Unamuno, which has been out of print for long, will be republished from Hosei University Press. This volume is a masterpiece of Unamuno known in Spain as the philosopher who cried out the sorrow of human agony longing for immortality. This time a long-awaited republishing has been realized. Shigyo Sosyu recommends this book as his desk-side book from his youth and he often refers to this book as the one that definitely influenced building his own thoughts in his writings. On this occasion of republishing, Shigyo Sosyu has contributed his words on the book-band. We would appreciate it if you take this book in your hands.

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[The Tragic Sense of Life] by Miguel de Unamuno will be republished
[The Tragic Sense of Life]

[The Tragic Sense of Life] (The Collection of Unamuno 3)

Scheduled to be on sale at February.
Hosei University Press
Miguel de Unamuno (Translated by Kanki Keizo /Sasaki Takashi, commentated by Juan Masia)
¥3,500 (Excluding tax) 398 pages
ISBN:978-4-588-12006-0

Favorably on sale at bookstores

Jan. 26, 2017

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the eleventh set will be on sale.

The eleventh set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from February 1 (Wed). 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 eleventh set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: eleventh Set of Series

①Pale Woods
②Reminiscense
-Dedecated to Mr.Y.H.-
③Portrait of Valéry
④Blue and Barbara
⑤Scent of Granada
-Dedicated to Rosa-
⑥Portrait of Maite
⑦Drop of Yugen -Quince-
⑧Sosyu of Spring


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

Jan. 10, 2017

[Philosophy of “Akogare (Longing)”] by Shigyo Sosyu will be published.

Literary work of Shigyo Sosyu [Philosophy of “Akogare (Longing)”] will be published by PHP Institute, Inc. In this literary work, author’s unique philosophical contemplation on the theme of “Akogare (Longing)” is narrated. It is composed of 4 parts, “Revere the Verticality,” “Cherish the Irrationality,” “Live in Revolution,” “Eat the Books.” Through these themes, contents will lead to the core of the author’s Thought. Contemplating on “Human is the Being that Lives for Akogare (Longing), Dies for Akogare (Longing),” this is a work that embraces everlasting affection of the author for “Akogare (Longing).” This book is scheduled to be on sale at the last of January.

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[Philosophy of “Akogare (Longing)”] by Shigyo Sosyu will be published.
[Philosophy of “Akogare (Longing)”]

[Philosophy of “Akogare (Longing)”]

Scheduled to be on sale at the last of January.
PHP Institute, Inc.
¥2,000(excluding tax)320 pages
ISBN:978-4-569834-19-1

Favorably on sale at Bookstores

Dec. 20, 2016

In NHK Sunday Museum “Granada・ Painting Collection of the Soul -Toshima Yasumasa・Solitary Realism” will be broadcasted.

In the art program of NHK “Sunday Museum,” the artworks of Western-style painter Toshima Yasumasa titled “Granada・Painting Collection of the Soul -Toshima Yasumasa・Solitary Realism” will be featured.
Toshima who sought the human existence all through his life and his Realism paintings, which impress strong life view has gained much interest among art-lovers. NHK has gathered detailed information including unknown artwork activities of Toshima in Spain, and pursued Toshima’s life and artworks. We would highly appreciate your viewing this program. ※The title of the program and the date of the broadcast may change. We would like to ask your understanding.

In Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, the paintings of Toshima Yasumasa is permanently exhibited.

Toshima Yasumasa, Forty-one years old (1975)

Toshima Yasumasa, Forty-one years old (1975)

<Man of Albayzín―Portrait of Miguel> Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

〈Man of Albayzín―Portrait of Miguel〉
Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

Sunday Museum “Granada・Painting Collection of the Soul―Toshima Yasumasa・Solitary Realism” will be broadcasted.

Scheduled Broadcast date: Jan. 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. NHK E tele
 ※It will be broadcasted only in Japan.
Scheduled Rebroadcast date: Jan. 29, 2017, from 8 p.m. NHK E tele
Cast: Okuda Eiji, Koike Hisako etc...
Moderator: Iura Arata, Ito Toshie

Sunday Museum is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of its broadcasting and has been loved by art-lovers. It focuses on various artworks such as pictorial arts, sculpture, crafts, calligraphies, and introducing their “Beauty.”


Dec. 27, 2016

[Identity of Life] (Volume I・II) by Shigyo Sosyu will be published.

Literary work of Shigyo Sosyu [Identity of Life] (Volume I・II) will be published by KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD. In this literary work, the unique theory of “Combustion of Life” is fully narrated by various themes of science, philosophy, living, art and others. And also the author’s long standing studies on the Cosmos・Life・Civilization are exhaustively narrated. This answer-to-query form of literary work is originally based on the dialogue of the author answering the various perspective of queries given from biologists, researchers, university associates and others. This continued dialogue of over ten years has been compiled into two volumes and revised into further readable version. And the newly added 1200 items of annotations by the author, multilayeredly complement the author’s intended meaning of the words. Furthermore, the supplementary answer-to queries, which could not have been included in the chapters, may be read as “Miscellaneous Talk” at the end of the volume. This book is scheduled to be on sale in early January 2017.

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[Identity of Life] (Volume I・II) by Shigyo Sosyu will be published.
[Identity of Life] (Volume I・II)

[Identity of Life] (Volume I・II)

Scheduled to be on sale in early January 2017
KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.
¥3,500 each (excluding tax) Volume I・II are total of 1088 pages
ISBN:(Vol.I)978-4-907514-70-9
  (Vol. II)978-4-907514-71-6

Favorably on sale at Bookstores

Dec. 27, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the tenth set will be on sale.

The tenth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from January 4 (Wed). 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 tenth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Tenth Set of Series

①Visage of the Hapsburgs
②Geometry of Granada
③Portrait of Lina
④Gaze of the Night -Portrait of Otto-
⑤Phantom of Turkey
⑥Persons in the Sanctuary
⑦Form of Nude
⑧Presenile Man


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

Nov. 25, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the ninth set will be on sale.

The ninth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from December 1 (Thu). 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 ninth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Ninth Set of Series

①Portrait of a Lying Nude
②Nude Woman in Light
③Scenery of France -Colmar-
④Life in Darkness -Four Quinces-
⑤En la calle -Street of Larache-
⑥Pedro Sitting
⑦Archetypal Scenery of Andalucía
⑧Practice of Silence -Space of Mist-


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

Oct. 25, 2016

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

The eighth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from November 1 (Tue). 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 eighth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Eighth Set of Series

①In the Midst of the Way
②Groaning of the Forest
③Landscape of Cuenca
④Leaning Nude Woman
⑤Alley of Galicia
⑥Time of Fruits -Dried Quinces-
⑦Faint Smile of Nina
⑧Reflecting David


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

Oct. 1, 2016

Booklet “The Art of Passion” (by Shigyo Sosyu) will be issued.

Booklet “The Art of Passion” (KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.) introducing the writings, which express the art thought of Shigyo Sosyu, combined with the works of Shigyo Sosyu Collection (numerous color illustration) is being issued. This booklet is composed of three sections. In Section One, the consecutive interview articles titled “The Art of Passion,” published in the monthly opinion magazine [Seiron] (Nov. 2013~Jan. 2014), in which the fundamental thought constituting Shigyo Sosyu Collection is being spoken. Section Two was planned as the result of good reputation of the consecutive interview articles, and it introduces the entire 24 series of color gravure (Feb. 2014 ~ Jan. 2016) of the representative works of the Collection. Section Three introduces the works of Yasuda Yukihiko, which were used as the cover painting of the monthly magazine [Seiron] (Nov. 2011 ~ Jan. 2014), together with the writings of Shigyo Sosyu. In addition, the essays on Yasuda Yukihiko, which Shigyo Sosyu has written in the past, are included.

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Booklet “The Art of Passion” (by Shigyo Sosyu) will be issued.

“The Art of Passion”
(KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.)
 ¥1,600(before tax)

“The Art of Passion”

“The Art of Passion”

September 27, 2016
KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.
¥1,600(before tax) 248 pages
ISBN:978-4-907514-62-4

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Section One: What is The Art of Passion? (The interview articles of [Seiron])
 (The First part): Yasuda Yukihiko―True Heart of the Japanese
 (The Second part): Sho (Calligraphy) is the Man Himself―Soul of the Japanese
 (The Third part): Solitary Artist ―Toshima Yasumasa
Section Two: Mementos of the Wind―― Shigyo Sosyu Collection (Opening page gravures and writings in [Seiron])
Section Three: Heart of Yasuda Yukihiko ([Seiron] Cover picture, writings in gravure pages and other essays)

Sep. 24, 2016

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

The seventh set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from October 1 (Sat). 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 seventh set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Seventh Set of Series

①Backlight Forest
②Garden of Deserted House
③Image of Corinne
④Image of Lady in White and Black
-Image of Nina-
⑤Chaconne -Dried Membrillos-
⑥Image of Nordin
⑦Blue Person
⑧Copsewood


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

Aug. 25, 2016

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

The sixth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from September 1 (Thu). 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 sixth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Sixth Set of Series

①Pasión -The Sufferings-
②Wind Rises
③Glass and Membrillos
④An Image of David, the Poet
⑤Face of a Woman -Josefína-
⑥The Wind of Belgium
⑦Oh, Aznalcazar
⑧The Unnamable


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

Aug. 12, 2016

Booklet “Toshima Yasumasa The Stratum of Existence―Encounter and Recurrence” (Lectured by Professor Koike Hisako) will be issued.

To celebrate the publication of “Solitary Realism―The Art of Toshima Yasumasa―,” the lecture by Professor Koike Hisako, Faculty of Literature, Department of Philosophy, Kokugakuin University, titled ‘Toshima Yasumasa The Stratum of Existence―Encounter and Recurrence’ (by Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa) held at Instituto Cervantes Tokio, the Spanish National Culture and Education Facility will be issued as a booklet. Professor Koike Hisako, the leading authority in the study of medieval art history has contemplated Toshima‘s art from the perspective of art history. And by comparing with Velázquez, Rouault and Spanish religious sculptures et al. that Toshima must have appreciated and it retraces his footsteps.

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Toshima Yasumasa The Stratum of Existence―Encounter and Recurrence” (Lectured by Ms. (Professor) Koike Hisako) will be issued.

Jul. 25, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the fifth set will be on sale.

The fifth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from August 1 (Mon). 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 fifth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Fifth Set of Series

①Setting Sun in the Window
-Distant View of Granada-
②Miguel of Black
③Uncertain Hope
-Face of Maite-
④Pomegranates
⑤Lina of Madrid
⑥Homage to Joaquín
-Vestiges of God-
⑦Pedro Standing
⑧Flower of Pinos Genil


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

Jun. 25, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the fourth set will be on sale.

The fourth set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from July 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 fourth set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Fourth Set of Series

①Gazing Lopez
②Coronation of Terra
③En Larache
④Man of Albayzín-José-
⑤Vestige of Barbara
⑥A Prospect
⑦Reminiscence of Joy(a Memory)
-Seashells-
⑧Scenery with Red


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

May. 30, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the third set will be on sale.

The third set of Postcard Collection will be on sale from June 1 (Wed). 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 third set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Third Set of Series

①Rays of the Wind
②Sanctuary in Early Afternoon
③Trees in the Courtyard
④Still-life In Between the Landscape
-Dried Membrillo
⑤Woman Holding a Child
⑥Miguel of Albayzín
⑦Face of Federico
⑧Continuation of the Dream


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

May. 12, 2016

‘Doku o Kurae (Eat the Poison)’ written by Shigyo Sosyu is printed in “Rou ni Manabu (Learn in Old Age),” a book of joint authorship, will be published.

In this book, the word ‘Rou (Old Age)’ is grasped in the context embracing query of “How to Age.” Five authors who are active in various circles speak on the aging of humans in their own unique viewpoint. As one of the authors, Shigyo Sosyu casts a theory of ‘Doku o Kurae (Eat the Poison) as an antithesis to the presently prevailing erroneous concept of ‘Growing Old.’ Shigyo Sosyu speaks on the righteous way of ‘to Age’ and how one should aim to live in his unique life theory of ‘Rou (Old Age).’ “Rou ni Manabu (Learn in Old Age)” is scheduled to be on sale at the end of May.

‘Doku wo Kurae (Eat the Poison)’ written by Shigyo Sosyu is printed in “Rou ni Manabu (Learn in Old Age),” a book of joint authorship, will be published.
Rou ni Manabu (Learn in Old Age)

“Rou ni Manabu (Learn in Old Age)”

May 30, 2016
HS Co., Ltd.
¥2,000 (before tax) 208 pages
ISBN:978-4-903707-68-6

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[Joint authorship]
‘Now is the time to Learn in Rou (Old Age)’ by Shimizu Katsuyoshi
‘Doku o Kurae (Eat the Poison)' by Shigyo Sosyu
‘Aruji o Okosu (Awake the Master of Mind)’ by Yoshida Shinsai
‘Kotae wa Monjyo (Nou) ni Ari (Answer is in the Brain)’ by Nishida Fumio
‘Shougai no Shi ni Kushiki Kaikou (Fateful Encounter with the Mentor of Lifetime)’ by Terada Issei

Apr. 30, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the second set will be on sale.

The second set of Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection will be on sale from May 2(Mon). Following the first set which is favorably being on sale, the choice selection of 8 new paintings is made into postcards. Different paintings may be accumulated every month, so please look forward to the selection of new lineup. As it is a standard postcard size, it may be mailed with a ¥62 stamp.

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the second set will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: Second set of series.

①Sosyu of Lofty Rock
②Lady in Blue
③Granada, waiting for the Morning
④The Hill of Silence
⑤The Forest of Cork Oak
-El Alcornoque-
⑥Barbara in the Nature
⑦The Face of Christine
⑧An Image of Lopez



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

Apr. 16, 2016

[Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)-amor fati-] Exhibition will be Extended.

The present Exhibition of [Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)-amor fati-] is receiving a large number of visitors continuously since [Solitary Realism] Exhibition held at The Embassy of Spain in Japan last November. And also as “Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” was published in March, we are receiving numerous inquiries from the readers beyond our expectations. As many of Toshima’s art works in this book are displayed in this Exhibition, we will be extending it for the time being. We cordially await for your continuous visit to our Gallery.

[Man of Albayzín-An Image of Miguel-] Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

[Man of Albayzín-An Image of Miguel-]
Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

Mar. 28, 2016

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the first set of series will be on sale.

The first set of the choice selection of postcards from numerous magnetic paintings of Toshima Yasumasa will be on sale from April 1(Fri). We will be introducing a set of 8 postcards every month in series. Different paintings are serialized every month for extended period, so it may be accumulated as the postcard collection. As it is a standard postcard size, it may be mailed with a ¥62 stamp. Magnetism of Toshima’s Art is profoundly condensed in these postcards.

Toshima Yasumasa Postcard Collection, the first set of series will be on sale.

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Toshima Yasumasa
Postcard Collection: First set of series.

①Man of Albayzín
-An Image of Miguel-
②City・Three Towers
-Distant View of Granada-
③Valéry, the Painter
④Burial of the Forest
⑤Eternal Membrillo
⑥Door in the Patio
-La puerta en el patio-
⑦Gazing Woman in Nude
⑧Dreaming Woman in Nude
-A Study of Statue-

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

Mar. 7, 2016

Publication Lecture on “Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” will be held.

“Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” (by Shigyo Sosyu, published by KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.) is scheduled to be published in mid-March. To celebrate this publication, the lecture by the leading authority on Western art history Ms. Koike Hisako (Professor of Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy) will be held at Cervantes Institute, Spanish Government-managed in Tokyo. She has contributed a thesis “Toshima Yasumasa-Stratum of Existence-” for this book. In this lecture, she will speak on “Toshima Art” in the stream of art history, from the academic view point. If you would like to attend, please apply from the following link.



Publication Lecture on “Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” will be held.

Lecture Theme:“The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-Stratum of Existence-”
Site:Cervantes Institute, Spanish Government-managed in Tokyo Auditorium in the basement level 1(Admission free)
   Cervantes Building2-9 Rokubancho, Chiyoda-ku 102-0085
Date:March 24, 2016, Thursday from 17:00-
※Lecture will be about 1 hour 30 min. Afterwards, we are preparing a gathering at other room on the second floor. We would be delighted to have your attendance to this gathering as well.

Feb. 22, 2016

”Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” by Shigyo Sosyu is being published.

“Solitary Realism -The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-” is the title of the book introducing the art works and the life of Toshima Yasumasa, in a definitive edition is being published by KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.
This book introduces in color printing, a numerous works of Toshima with the artistic essays and poetry on Toshima’s art by Shigyo Sosyu. And also, contribution thesis by the leading authority on Western art history, Professor Koike Hisako of Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy is recorded. The quintessence of Toshima’s art and his life of accomplishing the noble solitude, with the most detailed chronology and photographs are compiled into a book.
It is scheduled to be on sale in early March, 2016 at the bookstores. We would appreciate it if you could look through this book at the bookstore.

from ”Solitary Realism-The Art ofToshima Yasumasa-”

from ”Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-”

”Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-”

”Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-”

Date of Publication : March 10, 2016
KODANSHA EDITORIAL LTD.
¥5,400 (before tax) 430 pages
ISBN:978-4-907514-42-6

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Jan.25, 2016

[Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)-Amor fati-] Exhibition will be Extended.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to many of the viewers visiting [Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] (Under the auspices of The Embassy of Spain) in November 2015. At present, in [Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)-Amor fati-]Exhibition held at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, many of Toshima Yasumasa Arts are displayed including those gained good reputation at [Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] Exhibition.

(Blue Granada) Oil Painting, Toshima Yasumasa

(Blue Granada) Oil Painting,
Toshima Yasumasa

Dec. 10, 2015

[Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] Exhibition under the auspices of The Embassy of Spain in Japan has finished with great success.

We would like to express our sincere thanks for numerous viewers visiting [Solitary Realism-The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] Exhibition under the auspices of The Embassy of Spain in Japan from Nov. 5 ~28, 2015. With your kind cooperation, we were able to finish under great success of recording the highest visitor count in the history of The Embassy of Spain. Some of the impressive works of Toshima Yasumasa are continuously displayed in [Love of Fate- Amor fati-] Exhibition at our Gallery. We cordially await for your visit to our Gallery.

All of the Staffs of [Solitary Realism- The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] Exhibition from The Embassy of Spain in Japan and Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa.

All of the Staffs of [Solitary Realism- The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] Exhibition from The Embassy of Spain in Japan and Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa.

[Solitary Realism- The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-]
The Embassy of Spain in Japan. His Excellency the Spanish Ambassador, Mr. Gonzalo de Benito and Shigyo Sosyu, Director of Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa.

The Embassy of Spain in Japan. His Excellency the Spanish Ambassador, Mr. Gonzalo de Benito and Shigyo Sosyu, Director of Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa.

Oct. 8, 2015

[Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate) –Amor fati-] Exhibition is now on display at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Annex.

[Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)- Amor fati-] is "The way of Life to sustain <Kokou (Noble Solitude)> , that is accepting one's own Karma, Live only by oneself and Die by oneself". This is the fundamental Thought constituting Sosyu Collection.
Together with the Exhibition of [Solitary Realism – The Art of Toshima Yasumasa-] held in Embassy of Spain in Japan, the main theme is [Unmei e no Ai (Love of Fate)] which sustained the Passion for the Art and its [Kokou (Noble Solitude)]. The works of Toshima Yasumasa and Sosyu Collection are exhibited accordingly. From Sosyu Collection, impressive works of Toyama Mitsuru, Takahashi Deisyu, Yasuda Yukihiko, Yamaguchi Takeo, Hirano Ryo, et al. are displayed. (Displayed works may change during this exhibition). We sincerely await for your visit.

[Season of the Flowers] Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

[Season of the Flowers]
Oil painting Toshima Yasumasa

Exhibition Period: Oct. 7 (Wed.), 2015 ~ Feb. 6 (Sat.), 2016
Closed on Sundays and Holidays. Open: Mon.~Sat.: 11:00 ~ 18:00, Reservation Necessary.
* Japanese Paintings and Calligraphy will be exchanged and during that time, we may be closed for few days. We thank you for your understanding in advance.

Aug. 1, 2015

“Tamashii no Nenshou e (To the Combustion of the Soul)”
A dialogue between Shimizu Katsuyoshi, a Book Sommelier and Shigyo Sosyu, an Author, is currently on sale.

'Honest' and outspoken dialogue between Shimizu Katsuyoshi, manager of a unique book store [Dokusho no Susume (Encouragement on Book Reading)], also called as a Book Sommelier, and Shigyo Sosyu, an Author, is published. This book is presented to those who have doubts and queries about this world, about Japan and about contemporary times! Two Fine-spirited men will clear cut with their swords, various aspects of this world and encourage you to live straight ahead.

Left: Shimizu Katsuyoshi, a Book Sommelier Right: Shigyo Sosyu, an Author

Left: Shimizu Katsuyoshi, a Book Sommelier
Right: Shigyo Sosyu, an Author

“Tamashii no Nenshou e (To the Combustion of the Soul)”

“Tamashii no Nenshou e (To the Combustion of the Soul)”

Jul. 1, 2015
East-press
¥ 1,296 (Tax included) 240 pages

Favorably on sale at Bookstores

Aug. 1, 2015

The Exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa is scheduled to be held in November 2015, at the Gallery of Embassy of Spain in Japan.

Under the auspices of the Embassy of Spain with the collaboration of Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, the major works of Toshima Yasumasa, who continued painting in Spain, titled [Solitary Realism (Kokou(Noble Solitude) no Realism) – The Art of Toshima Yasumasa - ] will be exhibited. We will notify the detailed information as required.

The Exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa is scheduled to be held in November 2015, at Spanish Embassy Gallery.

Aug. 1, 2015

Toshima Yasumasa Art Card is available. The power of Toshima's Art is condensed intact in 8 types of Art Cards.

The choice selection from Toshima Yasumasa's paintings is reproduced into 8 Art Cards. They appear in the rough texture of oil paint canvas, and their mat-finish lusters are picturesque. On the reverse side of each cards, words of Toshima Yasumasa or Shigyo Sosyu are inserted. They are 2L size (178 x 27mm) cards.
As they are non-standard-large-size post cards, they may be suitable for display in frames.

Toshima Yasumasa Art Card is available. The power of Toshima's Art is condensed intact in 8 types of Art Cards.
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List of Art Cards:

1.
Man of Albayzín
– An Image of Miguel –
2.
Figure of Human
– An Image of Valéry –
3.
City:Three Towers
– Distant View of Granada –
4.
Nude – Ra
5.
Cuenca
– Landscape of Spain –
6.
Sosyu of Black
7.
Winter Journey
– Four Membrillo
8.
Winter Garden

They are sold at a set of 8 cards only.
¥ 1,600 (Tax included)

May 18, 2015

[Bi ni totte, Gi towa nanika (For Beauty, what is Eternal Truth?) – Sosyu Collection - ]
Exhibition is currently displayed at the exhibition space of Shigyo Sosyu Collection, Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa in Kouji-machi.

The motto of Sosyu Collection [Gi narazaru Mono wa kekkyoku Bi dewanai (Not Eternally True one is ultimately Not Beautiful)] is a quotation from the calligraphy of Takamura Kotaro. This is exactly the spirit of [Yugoku no Geijyutsu (Art of Sorrowful Patriotism)] in which Shigyo Sosyu himself has accumulated the works of Japanese Souls, who lamented, cherished and combusted their lives for Japan, and pass them down the generations.
In this Exhibition, the main theme is [Gi ni tsuranukareta Bi (Beauty penetrated by Eternal Truth)]. Yasuda Yukihiko, Mishima Yukio, Takamura Koutaro, Michishige Shinkyo, and many other collections are displayed. We await for your visit.

[Bi ni totte, Gi towa nanika (For Beauty, what is Eternal Truth?) – Sosyu Collection - ]<br>Exhibition is currently displayed at the exhibition space of Shigyo Sosyu Collection, Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa in Kouji-machi.

[Masurao (Valiant Men)]
Japanese Painting, Yasuda Yukihiko

Exhibition Period: May 18(Mon.) ~ September 26(Sat.), 2015 Open: Monday ~ Saturday, 11:00~18:00 Reservation Necessary
*Japanese Paintings and Calligraphy will be exchanged and during that time, we may be closed for a few days. We thank you for your understanding in advance.

May 16, 2015This exhibition is finished.

[Musashifuchu-Five Fiery Oil Painters Exhibition] Paintings of Toshima Yasumasa were displayed.

The theme was [Fervor and Richness] of Paintings. Toshima Yasumasa, as one of the oil painters who had connection with Fuchu, was introduced as the painter of [Roaring and Wailing of the Soul is Being Heard] and 23 selected paintings were displayed.
[Man of Albayzín – Image of Miguel], Toshima's leading painting in his time in Spain, was used as posters, tickets and also as advertising stickers in Keio-line vehicles.

[Musashifuchu-Five Fiery Oil Painters Exhibition] Paintings of Toshima Yasumasa were displayed.
Worthy Scenes!

Worthy Scenes!

The extensive space of Fuchu Art Museum has realized the large 100 size painting, which Toshima Yasumasa painted in his thirties, to be displayed for the first time. [Sekka no Katachi (Form of Petrifaction)], [Nazuke-enu Mono (Unnamable One)] and others. Please enjoy his major life works as well as his first displayed works.

[Unnamable One] Oil Painting size 100
Toshima Yasumasa

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