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Nov . 5, 2020

“Toshima Yasumasa –Fire and Blackness of JOMON” has been certified as “beyond2020 Program” by Agency for Cultural Affairs.

This time, “Toshima Yasumasa –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– Exhibition” (Period: Oct.24, 2020~ Jan.10, 2021) has been certified as “beyond2020 Program” organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs.

The government fixing the eyes beyond year 2020 and certifying the cultural programs that contribute to the creation of legacy that is proud of the next generation, making full use of Japan’s regional rich and diverse cultures. We would like to inform you here that this exhibition has been certified as this honorable program. In official homepage of Agency for Cultural Affairs, “Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition” will be introduced in this month. Please look forward to it!

“Toshima Yasumasa –Fire and Blackness of JOMON”

[News]
Akita TV produced “Akita Jinbutsuden~Toshima Yasumasa~” ill be rebroadcasted on Nov.21 (Sat.) from 15:00!
We hope you will view it.
※This program could not be viewed outside of Akita Prefecture. We thank you for your understanding.
“beyond2020

Oct . 24, 2020

At Akita Museum of Art “Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition” –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– is held at last!

At Akita Museum of Art

At Akita Museum of Art “Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition” –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– is held from Oct. 24 (Sat.) to Jan. 10 (Sun). 2021!!

It is the largest scale of unprecedented display over 200 pieces of works including materials.

There are many works that has not been exhibited. From Toshima’s younger days works of Fire to numerous soul piercing portraits after he went over to Spain, which will be a definitive display to know the life and artworks of Toshima Yasumasa and we heartily await for your visit. There is numerous coverage by Akita TV! And please do not miss this Exhibition, which is already becoming a big topic!

At Akita Museum of Art

“beyond2020

Oct . 12, 2020

CM video of Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– is ready.

Stylish and profound CM video introducing “Toshima Yasumasa –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– Exhibition” schedule to be held at Akita Museum of Art is ready. Now, it flows at the opening of You-tube program (as it is indicated according to searching content, it is not always viewable), we have made it possible to view anytime in this article and also in the sight of “Who is Toshima Yasumasa?” We would like to invite you with CM video just like a short movie to Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition.

“beyond2020

Oct . 8, 2020

“Aoki Sabaku e (To the Blue Desert)” –Aratanaru Shuppan (New Voyage)– Exhibition, many artworks are changed.

From Jul. 13 (Mon.), at the permanent exhibition floor of Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, “To the Blue Desert” –New Voyage– Exhibition has started and we sincerely would like to thank many of the viewers visiting our gallery. And from Oct.09 (Fri.), excluding the representative works of respective artists, we have changed many of the displayed works and we shall proceed forward to the great voyage. (Displayed artists here). This display will continue to Jan.16, 2021 (Sat.), and we hope to have you visit again to view many of the new artworks. The artworks of Toshima Yasumasa departed to Akita and from Oct.24 (Sat) Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition –Fire and Blackness of JOMON– will start at Akita Museum of Art. We would cordially await for your visit to our Gallery.

Our Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.7“ Spirit of the Night” was issued on Oct.01. We provide free regular mail service of the Booklet and if you are interested, please call 03-3511-8162.

“To the Blue Desert” –New Voyage– Exhibition display scene
Caption: “To the Blue Desert” –New Voyage– Exhibition display scene

“beyond2020

Sep . 25, 2020

In the last of October, Shigyo Sosyu’s new book [Datsu Ningen Ron (De-Human Theory)] will be published.

Shigyo Sosyu’s new book [Datsu Ningen Ron (De-Human Theory)] will be published from Kodansha Ltd. in the last of October, / 2,300 (anticipated price excluding tax : ISBN978-406-520-970-7). Following [Ikuru (To Live)], [Tomo-yo (Dear Friends)] [Kongen-e (To the Origin)], it is a definitive edition of civilization theory inquiring the meaning of existence of Human from the root.

Trifled with over-extreme Humanism, the present people have lost their inherent vigorous energy. Now the only way left for us in such situation is to abandon the present “Human” view, and “Just Live all Alone, Die all Alone.” Thus Shigyo Sosyu intensely sounds an alarm. It is a book of Warning and Hope to once again regain the intrinsic Human “Soul” in this difficult Material-is-Everything era.

It is a voluminous work over 500 pages inquiring Human from every angle, and fully provided with materials and index at the back of the book. The original Hebrew of the Book of Exodus of The Old Testament is unrestrictedly bound in the near-future design. The words quoted in the title page of Chapter 1, “behold, the baby was crying.” [The Old Testament] “Exodus” (2:6) is included in the original Hebrew design.

His viewpoint of contemplating by superimposing “De-Human theory” in the present time with “Exodus” in Moses’ time, is maintained to be the civilization-theory to go toward the novel Human-existence. Shigyo says the theme of “De-Human Theory” is repeated with the surge like that of the leitmotif of Richard Wagner.

Book-band : Now, we are living in the era of “Human Corrosion.” We shall see the Flesh ruining the Human. Human is the Soul. Human is not a mere living-being. When the Flesh decays, rebirth of Human must be beginning. – Shigyo Sosyu

[Contents]
Chapter 1 : Departure of Human
Chapter 2 : Verification of Human
Chapter 3 : Origin of Human
Chapter 4 : History of Human
Chapter 5 : Conquest of Human
Chapter 6 : Honor of Human
Chapter 7 : Future of Human
Chapter 8 : End of Human

In the last of October, Shigyo Sosyu’s new book [Datsu Ningen Ron (De-Human Theory)] will be published.

『脱人間論』

[Datsu Ningen Ron (De-Human Theory)]


[Datsu Ningen Ron]

will be published from Kodansha Ltd. in the last of October,
¥ 2,300 (anticipated price excluding tax : ISBN978-406-520-970-7),
528pages.

Favorably on sale at bookstores.


Sep . 25, 2020

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.6 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (from 8/1)

“ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.7, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable responses from the readers, will be published. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he speaks on the theme of “Yoru no Seishin (Spirit of the Night),” and observes from the spirituality symbolized by “memento mori –remember that thou must die–,“ in long period of medieval Europe, and the meaning of living together with death, grief and sorrow, which truly invigorates life-energy.

It is distributed free and if you are interested, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone: 03-3511-8162).

Click the image to view the sample page.
Click the image to view the sample page.

▼ [Contents]
Pursue an Artwork : Hirano Ryo “Yoru no Sasayaki (Whispers of the Night)”
The Art Talk : Spirit of the Night
Creators : Itaya Hazan
Here and Now : Daydream
My EYES : Ogasawara Yoko
Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
Curator News

“ARTIS” No.7

“ARTIS” No.7

Jul . 25, 2020

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.6 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (from 8/1)

“ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.6, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable responses from the readers, will be published. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he speaks on the theme of “Aoki Sabaku e (To the Blue Desert),” and contemplates on the voyagers sailing out in the ocean heading for the new world, and overlapping with the artists who create. In Pursue an Artwork, the sculpture by Pericle Fazzini “Leaving Noah’s Ark” is introduced.

And “Aoki Sabaku e (To the Blue Desert)” –Aratanaru Syuppan (New Voyage)– Exhibition (Jul. 13, 2020 – Jan. 16, 2021) is favorably on display now, we also hope to have you visit this exhibition.

If you are interested in ARTIS, it is distributed free, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone: 03-3511-8162).

Click the image to view the sample page.
Click the image to view the sample page.

▼ [Contents]
Pursue an Artwork : “Leaving Noah’s Ark” Pericle Fazzini
The Art Talk : Aoki Sagaku e (To the Blue Desert)
Creators : Takagi Kanehiro
Here and Now : What is Flickering in the Shadow of a Sail.
My EYES : Hirota Yusuke
Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
Curator News

“ARTIS” No.6

“ARTIS” No.6

Jun . 22, 2020

From July 13 (Mon.), “Aoki Sabaku e (To the Blue Desert)” —Aratanaru Shuppan (New Voyage)— Exhibition will start.

The Age of Discovery -. In the midst of the boundless blue desert, humans have looked up at the distant star, and believed in the new land existing beyond the chaotic sea. The artists, who are determined to live as “Muten ni Arazu (Not Pointless),” are the same as the forerunners, who lived in the Age of Discovery, shall create a new world of artworks. In “To the Blue Desert” – New Voyage – Exhibition, following the route of the artists of Shigyo Sosyu Collection who are groping as human-being and creating something from nothing. The artworks, which have not been exhibited, of Hattanda Tomonori, Kitagawa Kenji, Kashiwada Tadashi, Ishida Junichi, who are living in this present days, and also the photo works of Hirota Yusuke, Yamazawa Shin will be exhibited.
※During the exhibition period, a part of displayed artworks will be changed.


〈Raiho-sha (Visitors)〉 Hattanda Tomonori

〈Raiho-sha (Visitors)〉
Hattanda Tomonori

〈Phantasm of Jeanne d'Arc〉Saito Masao

〈Phantasm of Jeanne d'Arc〉
Saito Masao

“To the Blue Desert” – New Voyage – Exhibition

Exhibition period : July 13 (Mon.), 2020 ~ Jan. 16 (Sat.), 2021.
Opened on weekdays・Saturdays 11:00 – 18:00 / Closed on Sundays・Holidays
BIOTEC Building 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Shigyo Sosyu Collection / Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa
Tel : 03-3511-8162

Map here

Jun . 12, 2020

Toshima Yasumasa was introduced in the special project of Embassy of Spain in Japan


In Youtube sight of the special project of Cultural Department of Embassy of Spain in Japan YoMeQuedo en Casa(Stay Home), Toshima Yasumasa was introduced in one of the moving-image introducing the creators of Japan and Spain titled “Toshima Yasumasa y España.” The concept is planned by Cultural Counselor Mr. José Antonio De Ory, and in the first half of the moving-image, Shigyo Sosyu speaks on the relation between Toshima’s art and Spain. And in the latter half, the artworks of Toshima Yasumasa is introduced along with guitar music “Romance” (played by Narciso Yepes), the theme to the film “Forbidden Games” by René Clément, which Toshima was fond of. We highly appreciate your viewing.

Youtube sight of YoMeQuedo en Casa(Stay Home) here
※It is listed in the 19th of Moving-image List.


URL:https://youtu.be/OmXMDeDbag8


It is also introduced on Facebook of Embassy of Spain.

URL:https://ja-jp.facebook.com/embespanajapon/

Toshima Yasumasa was introduced in the special project of Embassy of Spain in Japan

Jun . 1, 2020

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.5 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (From 6/1)

“ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.5, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable responses from the readers, will be published. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he speaks on the theme of “Gekidosuru-mono (Convulsing thing),” and quests for “Convulsing” life-energy manifested in art, as well as what is to be “Fudo (Steadfast).

It is distributed free, and if you are interested, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone: 03-3511-8162).

Click the image to view the sample page.
Click the image to view the sample page.

ARTIS No.5

ARTIS No.5

May . 11, 2020

“Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition is favorably on display! (Apr. 20 ~ Jul. 4)

From Apr. 20 (Mon.), “Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition has started at the permanent display site of Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, and thanks to your support, it is highly receiving favorable responses. From Shigyo Sosyu Collection, paintings and calligraphic works of Shido Bunan, Nantenbo, Yasuda Yukihiko, Yamaoka Tesshu and others, which are prominent in their Yohaku (the Space) are displayed together with the western paintings of Toshima Yasumasa, and it is possible to savor the works of unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And we hope to have you enjoy the contrast with the works of Hakuin, which by eliminating the space, brought forth the longing for prayer. (※Together with this exhibition, in our periodical publication booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.4, the meaning of “Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” is contemplated. If you are interested, please contact 03-3511-8162. It could be mailed free of charge.

“Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition display scene

Display will continue to July 4 (Sat.), 2020, and we cordially await for your visit to our gallery.
“Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition is favorably on display!

Mar . 28, 2020

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.4 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (From Apr. 1)

“ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.4, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives, and receiving favorable responses from the readers, will be published. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he speaks on the theme of “Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space),” through the comparison between “Mono no Aware (Sorrow of Nature) and the aesthetic sense of Westerners, and closes in on the beauty underlying in the depth of Japan, taking Hakuin and Sen no Rikyu as example.
It is distributed free, and if you are interested, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone: 03-3511-8162).

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Click the image to view the sample page.

▼ Contents

〈Opening Page〉Pursue an Artwork:Nakahara Nantenbo “En-so (Round-shape)”
〈Interview〉The Art Talk:Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)
〈Column〉 Creators:Senge Takatomi
〈Free Project〉Here and Now:The Silence known as “Hi-yuu (Non-existence)”
〈Contribution〉My EYES:Kimura Yohei
〈Serials〉Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
    Curator News
ARTIS No.4

ARTIS No.4

Mar . 14, 2020

From April 20, “Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition will be held.

This time, “Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition (Apr. 20, 2020, Mon. ~ Jul.4, 2020, Sat.) will be held at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo). In this exhibition, starting from Nantenbo’s Zen paintings and calligraphic works, we are focusing on the works prominent in their “Yohaku (the Space), which is the unique Japanese aesthetic sense. Not to be drawn is what is being drawn, White is Black, and we sincerely hope to have you enjoy the profound silence infused with Yohaku (the Space) in this exhibition. We cordially await for your visit to our gallery. ※During the exhibition, part of the works will be exchanged.


〈Bo-zu (Figure of a Stick)〉a part, Nakahara Nantenbo

〈Bo-zu (Figure of a Stick)〉a part, Nakahara Nantenbo

〈Kodai-Moji (Ancient Characters)〉a part, painted by Yamaguchi Takeo

〈Kodai-Moji (Ancient Characters)〉
a part, painted by Yamaguchi Takeo

“Yohaku no Bi (Beauty of the Space)” Exhibition

Period: Apr. 20, 2020 Mon.) ~ Jul. 4, 2020 (Sat.)
Open: Weekdays・Saturdays 11:00–18:00 /Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Location:Shigyo Sosyu Collection/Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa BIOTEC Building, 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
※Please call us before visiting our Gallery. (Tel:03-3511-8162)

Map here

Feb . 8, 2020

[Greatly Favored] Display period of “Toki no Aru Fukei (Time-Embracing Scenery)” Exhibition ( ~ Apr. 21) remains to be 2 months!

We would sincerely like to thank you for the great favor received from the viewers on our present display of “Time-Embracing Scenery” Exhibition. The works of maestro Abe Hiraomi, from Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu, newly joining Shigyo Sosyu Collection this time, starting from 130 size “Ieji (Homeward Journey),” we have received a large number of comments remarking that they were amazed by the overwhelming impact of the artworks.

Director Shigyo Sosyu said when he first viewed “Ieji (Homeward Journey),” he sensed the most primordial and ardent spirit based on the ancient civilization named Jomon and succeeded to Susano (Unruly Savage Deity) of Japanese myth, which the Japanese possess.(※Periodical Publication Booklet “ARTIS No.2” in Interview column, Shigyo Sosyu speaks on the artworks of Abe Hiraomi is hereWe would like to have you visit our gallery and experience the primordial energy by transcending time and tracing back to remote antiquity.

[Greatly Favored] Display period of “Toki no Aru Fukei (Time-Embracing Scenery)” Exhibition ( ~ Apr. 21) remains to be 2 months!

And number of oil paintings of Toshima Yasumasa in his Spain days, as well as numerous artworks of Hirano Ryo and Hayashi Takeshi are displayed.

Display period remains to be about 2 months (until Apr. 10, Sat.), and we would like to welcome who have not yet visited and also who have already visited our gallery to visit once again.
[Greatly Favored] Display period of “Toki no Aru Fukei (Time-Embracing Scenery)” Exhibition ( ~ Apr. 21) remains to be 2 months!
Abe Hiraomi



Abe Hiraomi(1920-2006)

Born in Nogata-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu. Graduated from Tokyo Bijyutsu Gakko, Oil Painting Department. While attending school, he contracted tuberculosis and exempted from military service. After the War, he started to teach art classes in his hometown Nogata. Exhibited his artworks at Jiyuu Bijyutsuka Kyokai, Syunyo-kai. And at Kodo Bijyutu Exhibition, received the award for best new artist in his first entry, and received number of awards from Kodo Bijyutsu thereafter. Toured around the Middle East, Europe, South America, and held solo-exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil and Tokyo Nihonbashi Gallery. His artworks are collected by Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. “Ieji (Homeward Jouney)”, “Bokujin (Herdsman)” and “Sekireki (Stone History)” and others.
⇒If you would like to know more about Abe Hiraomi, please refer to “ARTIS No. 3.”


Feb . 1, 2020

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.3 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (From Feb.1)

“ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.3, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable responses from the readers will be published. In this booklet, in the interview of Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he speaks on the theme of “Passion of Flower,” and what is the magnetism of the person described to possess Hana (Flower). And narrates a philosophical thought of “Aware (Sorrow)” of the Japanese referring to Zeami (Japanese aesthetician, actor, playwright of Noh).
It is distributed free, and if you are interested, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone: 03-3511-8162).

Click the image to view the sample page.
Click the image to view the sample page.

▼ [Contents]

〈Opening Page〉 Pursue an Artwork: Toshima Yasumasa “Season of a Flower”
〈Interview〉 The Art Talk: The Passion of Flower
〈Column〉Creators: Abe Hiraomi
〈Free Project〉Here and Now: The Horizon of Passion
〈Contribution〉 My Eyes: Miura Ryu
〈Serials〉 Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
     Curator News
ARTIS No.3

ARTIS No.3

Jan . 7, 2020

Solo Exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa will be held at Akita Museum of Art! (Oct. 24, 2020 ~ Jan. 10, 2021)

At Akita Museum of Art, Toshima Yasumasa’s Solo Exhibition will be held.
Akita Museum of Art is a unique architecture designed by Ando Tadao, and the museum is highly acclaimed not only in Japan but also abroad. Many artworks of Fujita Tsuguharu are exhibited and among them, a large mural painting of scenery of Akita, size over height 3.5m. and width 20m. is in permanent exhibition. The Museum is very conveniently accessed by 10 min. walk from Akita station. This time, more than 200 artworks are scheduled to be displayed, and furthermore, in this enormous space, the first public exhibition of many size 150 class large artworks will be displayed and it will be the largest scale of solo exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa. We will await for your visit to the museum.


Solo Exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa will be held at Akita Museum of Art! (Oct. 24, 2020 ~ Jan. 10, 2021)
Solo Exhibition of Toshima Yasumasa will be held at Akita Museum of Art! (Oct. 24, 2020 ~ Jan. 10, 2021)

Toshima Yasumasa’s Solo Exhibition(at Akita Museum of Art)

Site: Akita Museum of Art
Location: 1-4-2 Nakadori, Akita City, Akita 010-0001
Period: Oct. 24, 2020 (Sat.) ~ Jan. 10, 2021 (Sun.)
Tel:018-853-8686・018-833-5809
Official Site:https://www.akita-museum-of-art.jp/contents/contents_show.php?contents_id=201


Nov . 25, 2019

“Toki no Aru Fukei (Time – Embracing Scenery – Eien o Tsunagu (Linking Eternity) –“ Exhibition (Dec. 16 ~ Apr. 11 ) will be held.

“Time – Embracing Scenery” depicted by the western painters of Shigyo Sosyu Collection will be displayed. Toshima Yasumasa, Hirano Ryo and others, and the first public exhibition of the paintings of Abe Hiraomi newly joining the Collection will be displayed. ― Sceneries change and people depart. The brush-work of contemplation is touched up eternally and here and now, it is unfinished. Where has the time the painter yarned for ever existed? We hope to have you enjoy a moment of going beyond space-time.

Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa / Shigyo Sosyu Collection ・1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, BIOTEC Building ・Open Mon.~ Sat. 11:00-18:00 / Closed on Sundays and holidays ※Please call us before visiting our Gallery. Tel:03-3511-8162

Sekireki (Stone History)  Painted by Abe Hiraomi
Sekireki (Stone History)  Painted by Abe Hiraomi

Bokujin (Herdsman)  Painted by Abe Hiraomi

Bokujin (Herdsman)  Painted by Abe Hiraomi

「ARTIS」Cover

「ARTIS」Cover

Periodical Publication Booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” No.2 (Bimonthly) will be issued. (From Dec. 1)

Bimonthly periodical publication booklet “ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.2 will be issued (from Dec. 1). It introduces the collection of our Gallery in various perspectives, and starting from an interview article of Shigyo Sosyu on the theme of the next exhibition “Toki no Aru Fukei (Time – Embracing Scenery),” and introducing “Object” by Kitagawa Kenji from Shigyo Sosyu Collection in Opening Page. And also in the coming display, the first public exhibition of the paintings newly joining the Collection of the painter・Abe Hiraomi from Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu will be introduced. We hope you will view it taking it in your hands.

It is distributed free, and if you are interested, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa03-3511-8162(11:00~18:00).


▼ [Contents]

Nov . 15, 2019

In “Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” Exhibition, “Warawa-mai (Child-dance)” and “Tsuru-uchi (Twang Bow-strings)” painted by Yasuda Yukihiko are displayed.

“Miyabi and Aware” Exhibition (Oct.7 – Dec.7, 2019) receiving favorable responses, has past the mid-term and leaving less than one month of the exhibition period. This time, the works of Yasuda Yukihiko are much focused and from today, new works “Warawa-mai (Child-dance) and “Tsuru-uchi (Twang Bow-strings),” which are recently added to the collection, are displayed.
“Warawa-mai (Child-dance)” is a dance, which the child before coming-of-age of Imperial court nobles dances to congratulate the gratefulness to the Emperor. This work of beautiful child dancing in the presence of the nobles at the grand occasion is depicted by Yukihiko’s brilliant color brush with novel composition. “Tsuru-uchi (Twang Bow-strings)” is one of the significant works of Shigyo Sosyu Collection, and it is truly divine painting depicting the ceremony of Shinto Shrine named Meigen-shiki (Twang Bow-string Ceremony) to clear-away wicked spirit. In this period toward Shiwasu (December, the year-end), this work shall clear-away the doubts in our heart and make us feel crystal-clear.

In “Miyabi to Aware (Chivalrous Grace and Sorrow)” Exhibition, “Warawa-mai (Child-dance)” and “Tsuru-uchi (Twang Bow-strings)” painted by Yasuda Yukihiko are displayed.

Nov . 15, 2019

[A Study of Actuality]—Live Solely by Own-self— will be on sale.

Shigyo Sosyu’s book [Gendai no Kosatsu (A Study of Actuality)] will be published by PHP Institute, Inc. Based on the lectures held at PHP Institute for over one year, which were 2 hours lecture and over 4 hours of questions and answers session every time・total of 6 lecture sessions are recorded, and it is a great literary work of 816 pages. “Bushido to Gendai (Bushido and Today)” “Doku o Kurae (Eat the Poison)” “Minshushugi to wa Nanika (What is Democracy?)” “Geijutsu no Imi (The Meaning of Art)” “Shigoto to Jinsei (Work and Human-life)” “Shisei-kan to Jinsei (Life-Death philosophy and Human-life)” are the main theme, and in each chapter a preface written by Shigyo is printed, so that the readers could read the content of each lecture by grasping the essentials in advance. And at the end of each lecture, there is a question and answer session, in which Shigyo sincerely answered to the numerous questions asked by the participants are also recorded. This is one book, which could fully sense the philosophical thought of Shigyo Sosyu “Live Solely by Own-self, and Die Solely by Own-self.”

[A Study of Actuality]—Live Solely by Own-self— will be on sale.

[A Study of Actuality]

Shigyo Sosyu lecturing


[Gendai no Kosatsu (A Study of Actuality)] —Live Solely by Own-self—

Scheduled to be on sale in mid-December  PHP Institute, Inc. 
by Shigyo Sosyu
¥3,500 (excluding tax) 816 pages
ISBN:978-4-569-84530-2

Favorably on sale at bookstores.


Nov . 15, 2019

[Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart)] – My Grandfather・Miura Giichi and his Waka Poems – will be on sale.

This time, [Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart)] – My Grandfather・Miura Giichi and his Waka Poems – by the poet Miura Ryu, granddaughter of the imperialist・Waka poet Miura Giichi, will be published from PHP Institute, Inc. Miura Giichi is the personage whom Shigyo Sosyu highly esteemed from his young days, and in 2017 he cooperated in republishing Giichi’s collection of poems [Hiten (Sorrow of the Heavens)]. This book is one volume of the soul, which traces the not-known history of the Miura family together with Giichi’s Waka poems. And it is a valuable record depicting the not-known history of Showa period. Bibliography by Shigyo Sosyu “Contemplate on 〈Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart)〉” is included in this book, and also he contributed his words on the book-cover strap.

Giichi’s poems seem to call out only to one who lives at the risk of one’s life. They are thus much grave poems. The author is challenging to such poems. Being his granddaughter, and as one woman, she is throwing herself into the existence of Giichi. I have continuously sensed the genuine human courage in this book. This courage seems to exist in the genealogy of Miura. This blood of courage is haltingly uncovered.

―― from Bibliography 〈Contemplate on Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart) 〉
by Shigyo Sosyu.

[Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart)] – My Grandfather・Miura Giichi and his Waka Poems – will be on sale.

Author Ms. Miura Ryu

Author Ms. Miura Ryu


[Zanshin-sho (Mementos of the Heart)]

Scheduled to be on sale in early December PHP Institute, Inc. 
Written by Miura Ryu/ Bibliography by Shigyo Sosyu
¥2,500(excluding tax) 368 pages
ISBN:978-4-569-84527-2

Favorably on sale at bookstores.


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