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What's New?

2023.11.30

On Dec.01, periodical booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No.26 will be published.

 “ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.26, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable review from the readers, will be published on Dec.01. In the interview to the Director Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” on the theme of “The Birth of Tragedy“ known as the title of the book by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, explores the relationship between Tragedy and Art. In [Column] Creators, we will focus on Sugawara no Michizane, who lived a life of poetry and learning, and risked his life to create Japan.

 And in this [Contribution] My Eyes, Mr. Sato Yuichiro, who studied French literature and thought at Kyoto University, has contributed. Venice the water-magic-mirror. On its surface, the image that is impossible to visualize is reflected. Please enjoy Mr. Sato’s fragrant writing.

 It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

Click the image to see the sample page.
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▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : Hirano Ryo “Where are we Heading to?”
[Interview] The Art Talk : The Birth of Tragedy
[Column] Creators : Sugawara no Michizane
[Free Project] Here and Now : Inquire into Hell
[Contribution] My Eye : Sato Yuichiro
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.26

“ARTIS” No.26

2023.11.15

Schedule of year-end and New Year holidays

We would like to thank you for your continued patronage of Nihon Seibutsu Kagaku Co., Ltd. and Nihon Kingaku Kenkyujo Co., Ltd.
We hereby inform you of our New Year’s holiday schedule.

Last business day: Dec.28, 2023 (Thurs.)
      ※Business hours as usual. Purchase of the products will be available until 19:30.
Business holiday: Dec.29, 2023 (Fri.) – Jan.03, 2024 (Wed.)
New Year’s starting day: Jan.04, 2024 (Thurs.)
       ※Business hours as usual.
Please be advised that inquiries by phone, etc. will be answered from 11:00 am on Jan. 04 (Wed.).
We apologize for any inconvenience caused during the holidays and look forward to your continuing patronage in the coming year.

Schedule of year-end and New Year holidays

2023.10.2

From Oct.28~Nov.24, 2023, Shigyo Sosyu Collection “Zen y Arte Zen to Bi – Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art – Reflections from Spanish Viewpoint)” Exhibition will be held at the Embassy of Spain in Tokyo.

“Zen to Bi-Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art-Reflections from Spanish Viewpoint)” Exhibition Official Homepage

“Zen to Bi-Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art-Reflections from Spanish Viewpoint)” Exhibition Official Homepage


 The Embassy of Spain in Tokyo and Shigyo Sosyu Collection・Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, in cooperation with Engakuji Temple, the head temple of Engakuji School of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, the University of Salamanca, and the Japan Foundation, will hold “Zen to Bi-Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art- Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art-Reflections from Spanish Viewpoint” Exhibition.(Scheduled Opening period: 10/28 (Sat.) ~ 11/24 (Fri.). [Open] Mon.~ Sat., 11/23 (National holiday). [Closed] Sun., 11/01, 11/3. [Scheduled opening hours] Mon.~ Thu. 10:00~17:00 / Fri. 10:00~16:00 / Sat. 10:00~14:00).


 The exhibition features approximately 100 works and materials from Shigyo Sosyu Collection, including Zen calligraphy and paintings by Rinzai Zen master Hakuin Ekaku and Nakahara Nantenbo, as well as contemporary art by Yamaguchi Takeo, Koshino Junko, and others. The exhibition explores its magnetism through Zen art. Please also enjoy the exhibition on the spread and perception of Zen throughout the world, particularly the expansion in Spain.


  ◆ Official Homepage here
  ◆ Detailed Flyer PDF here
  ◆ Detailed Flyer PDF here


 In addition, to commemorate the Japan-Spain Exchange, the Shigyo Sosyu Display floor・Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa in Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, under the title of “Wind of Spain”, will exhibit numbers of representative works focusing on Toshima Yasumasa’s 30 years of artworks in Spain, including those produced in collaboration with our gallery after his return to Japan from Spain. Display period is from Oct.03, 2023 ~Jan.26,2024. This will be his solo exhibition in about three years since the Akita Museum of Art “Fire and Blackness of Jomon” Exhibition held in 2020.


 In addition, ARTIS No.25, to be published on Oct.01, will take up the same theme related to the exhibition and contemplate on the creative power generated by the differences and mixture of climates in Spain and Japan. We will attempt to discuss the influence of the energy bodies on art in countries with different cultures and climates, comparing Japan and Spain.


“Zen y Arte Zen to Bi – Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Art – Reflections from Spanish Viewpoint)” Exhibition

Open on Tuesday ~ Saturday 11:00 ~ 18:00 / Closed on Sunday, Monday and National Holiday.
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

2023.9.22

On Oct.01, periodical booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No. 25 will be published.

 “ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.25, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable reviews from the readers, will be published on Oct.01. In the interview to the Director Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” in commemoration of the upcoming Shigyo Sosyu Collection “Zen and Art” Exhibition (10/28~11/24) held at the Embassy of Spain in Tokyo, the theme of “Wind of Spain” will be contemplated. In Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa, at the same time, will hold Toshima Yasumasa’s solo exhibition under the same title “Wind of Spain” Exhibition (10/03~1/26), the first time in three years since the “Fire and Blackness of Jomon” Exhibition at the Akita Museum of Art. Please come and visit both exhibitions commemorating the friendship between the two countries.

 And in this issue of “My Eyes,” Mr. Tanaka Atsushi, who first learned of Shigyo Sosyu through YouTube, has written about his impression of the painting by Hattanda Tomonori with full of a sense of reality. Please read the locus of his special relationship with the painting.

 It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

Click the image to see the sample page.
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▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : Yamasawa Shin “Iro no Tawamure (Play of Colors)
[Interview] The Art Talk : Spain no Kaze (Wind of Spain)
[Column] Creators : Toshima Yasumasa
[Free Project] Here and Now : Hikari no Kurant (Courante of Light)
[Contribution] My Eye : Tanaka Atsushi
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.25

“ARTIS” No.25

2023.9.13

“Spain no Kaze (Wind of Spain)”-Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition will be held during the period of Oct.03, 2023 – Jan.26, 2024.

〈 Wind of Spain 〉by Toshima Yasumasa

〈 Wind of Spain 〉by Toshima Yasumasa


 Lured by the wind of Spain, Western-style painter Toshima Yasumasa continued his painting career in that land for nearly 30 years――.We are pleased to announce his solo exhibition to be held at Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Display Floor (Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) in three years, since “Fire and Blackness of JOMON” Exhibition held at Akita Museum of Art in 2020. Under the title of “Wind of Spain,” the exhibition will focus on Toshima Yasumasa’s work in Spain and will include many representative works created in collaboration with our gallery after his return to Japan.

 In addition, ARTIS No.25, to be published on Oct.01, will have the same theme related to the exhibition, meditating on the creative power generated by the difference and mixture of Spanish and Japanese climates. The influence of the energy body on art in countries with different cultures and climates will be discussed in an attempt to compare Japan and Spain.


 In addition, “Zen to Bi―Spain kara no Manazashi (Zen and Beauty-Gaze from Spain)” Exhibition (scheduled for Oct.30 ~ Nov.24 : details to be announced on the official website) will be held at the Embassy of Spain (Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) at the same time. We hope you will visit both exhibitions to commemorate the friendship between Japan and Spain.


Toshima Yasumasa(1934-2006)

Toshima Yasumasa(1934-2006)


 Born in 1934, in Akita Prefecture. Graduated from Musashino Art University, Department of Sculpture. He worked as an assistant in the laboratory of Shimizu Takashi of the same department at the same university, and in 1974 he moved to Spain. For almost 30 years, he has been gazing the changing face expressions of the people, and painted portraits of them in contemporary Spain, which was entering a new era since the end of the Franco dictatorship. Setting his studio in Granada, Andalusia, and while working on his life work of portraits, he also traveled throughout Spain to depict its natural climates and landscapes. In 2000, he returned to Japan, and he encountered Shigyo Sosyu in 2002, and spent the last four years of his life creating portraits and sculptures of Shigyo. He died of illness at the age of 72.


〈 Wind of Olvera 〉painted by Toshima Yasumasa

〈 Wind of Olvera 〉painted by Toshima Yasumasa


“Spain no Kaze (Wind of Spain)”-Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition

Display period: Oct.03, 2023 (Tus.) ~ Jan.26 (Fri.), 2024
Open on Tuesday ~ Saturday 11:00 ~ 18:00 / Closed on Sunday, Monday and National Holiday.
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

2023.9.13

In late October, by Takemoto Tadao [Shigyo Sosyu no Shisen-Utsukushii Hoshi Izukoe (The Eye of Shigyo Whither is Beautiful Star?)] (Kodansha Editorial) will be published.

 This time, from Kodansha Editorial, titled [The Eye of Shigyo Sosyu-Whither is Beautiful Star?] (¥2,420 (estimated tax included price) ISBN:978-4-86677-136-6, 288 pages), a new book by Mr. Takemoto Tadao, an art and literary critic active in both Japan and France, and professor emeritus at Tsukuba University, will be published in late October 2023. Known as a researcher of André Malraux, he has been engaged for many years in introducing Japan in depth and in East-West dialogue. As the standard-bearer of Spiritual Civilization, he has now finished writing “Shigyo Sosyu Ron (Shigyo Sosyu Theory)” for the future to come at the age of 90.

 Shigyo Sosyu, the subject, has lived a Bushido way of life, that is “Hagakure” spirit, based on the theory of the Universe・Life-energy・Civilization in order to carry out his humanity mission. The character of “Shigyo Sosyu,” which no one has ever portrayed before, is now revealed here. Please read this long-awaited book, which is enriched with prophecies of the humanistic future to help you to live through in the coming age.

Takemoto Tadao(1932- )

Takemoto Tadao(1932- )


【Profile】

Critic of art and literature in both Japanese and French. Professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba, and former invited professor at the Collège de France. Internationally renowned as a close associate and researcher of André Malraux. He has consistently engaged in deep introduction of Japan and high-level dialogue between East and West, especially from the viewpoint of how humanity should recover from the historical error of rationalism, advocating the Renaissance of Spirituality Civilization, and published [Michi yori no Bara (Rose from the Unknown)] in eight volumes at the age of 89, a compilation of his life story as a Visionary. Two years later, in the fall of 2023, he will publish [The Eye of Shigyo Sosyu-Whither is Beautiful Star?] In addition to his main publications, [Dialogue with Marlowe], [The Secret Nostradamus Code], and [The Empress Michiko Inori no Uta (Poetry of Prayers)], and he has written and translated many books, including translation of “Anti-memoirs” by André Marlowe.


However, Romanticist is merely the literary aspect of the Visionary.
In this sense, Shigyo Sosyu is a Visionary.
At the extremity of his Eye, what did he see? Who will he be at that moment?
What I wished to depict was this unknown portrait looking up at the galaxy.

――From “Stigmata of the Sun,” Prelude


【Structure and Chapters】

Stigmata of the Sun  Prelude
Introduction
Chapter 1: A New Myth
Chapter 2: The Struggle with the Angels
Chapter 3: Rising Jizan
Chapter 4: The First Miracle: Jōgashima (1978)
Chapter 5: The Second Miracle: Meguro Fudoson (1979)
Chapter 6: Cosmic Spirituality and Trials
Chapter 7: Discordance Rhapsody
Chapter 8: The Prophet’s Corridor

[The Eye of Shigyo Sosyu―Whither is Beautiful Star?]
[The Eye of Shigyo Sosyu―Whither is Beautiful Star?]

[The Eye of Shigyo Sosyu―Whither is Beautiful Star?]

scheduled to be published in early Oct., 2023. published by Kodansha Editorial,
written by Takemoto Tadao,
¥2,420(税込) 288 pages
ISBN:978-4-86677-136-6

2023.7.27

On Aug.01, periodical booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No.24 will be published.

  “ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.24, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspectives and receiving favorable reviews from the readers, will be published on Aug.01. In this booklet, in the Interview to the Director Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” the source of inspiration for the currently favorably displayed “寂―JAKU (Tranquility)” Exhibition, the ultimate expression of impermanence in this world “JAKU (Tranquility)” ― the unique Japanese sense of beauty that transcends sorrow and joy is contemplated. In “Creators” corner, Nakahara Nantenbo is featured, and the works of Yamaoka Tessyu and others, that the philosophical thought of “ZEN” related to “JAKU” is also introduced in various places.

 And in this [Contribution] My Eyes, Mr. Ito Tatsuya, graduate of Meiji University, School of Arts and Letters, has perceived the impression of Koshino Junko’s painting “Kage no Kosei II (Shadow Constitution II)” in the highly artistic writing. Mr. Ito also published his contemplation of Toshima Yasumasa’s “Winter Garden” in the Meiji University School of Arts and Letters Bulletin “Bungei Kenkyu” No.147. Please take a moment to read it.

 It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

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▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : Toshima Yasumasa “Haioku no Niwa (Garden of Deserted House)
[Interview] The Art Talk : 寂―JAKU
[Column] Creators : Nakahara Nantenbo
[Free Project] Here and Now : Ame ni Kiku (Listen to the Rain)
[Contribution] My Eye : Ito Tatsuya
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.24

“ARTIS” No.24

2023.6.12

In late July, Sosyu Genkoroku II [Ningen no Unmei] (Sosyu Chronicle of Words and Deeds II [Human Destiny]) (Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, Ltd., written by Shigyo Sosyu) is scheduled to be on sale!

This time, from Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, Ltd., Shigyo Sosyu‘s new series of Sosyu Genkoroku II (Sosyu Chronicle of Words and Deeds II) [Ningen no Unmei (Human Destiny)] will be on sale in late July.(¥2,200 (estimated tax included price) ISBN:978-4-408-65046-3, 304 pages)

Sosyu Genkoroku is a compilation of talks given by the author at lectures, and the second book, titled “Human Destiny,” contains four lectures given by the author at the NPO Hito no Kyoiku no Kai, the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management, the Authorized NPO Nihon o Utsukushikusuru-kai・Kagiyama Kyoshi-juku, and Ningengaku-juku・Nakanoshima.

Part 1: Shin no Ningen to wa nanika? (What is the Genuine Human?)
Part 2: Unmei to Kotsuryoku (Destiny and Bone Power).
Part 3: Ningen no Kanka-ryoku ni tsuite (On the Human Inspiring Power).
Part 4: Unmei ni ikiru (Live in Destiny).

With the above chapters, in this book, Shigyo Sosyu’s theory of Destiny is summarized, and how we should think about “Human Destiny.”

In addition, the Zen phrase “Dokuza Daiyuho (独座大雄峰)” (from [Hekiganroku (碧巌録)]), which means simply sitting alone on a mountaintop, was chosen by Shigyo Sosyu as the fundamental attitude for each of us to live life to the fullest.

“The reader has a destiny, and I have a destiny. The dialogue between these two destinies is the life of this book.” ――― From the Foreword of “Human Destiny” by Shigyo Sosyu.

Sosyu Chronicle of Words and Deeds II [Human Destiny]
Sosyu Chronicle of Words and Deeds II [Human Destiny]

Sosyu Chronicle of Words and Deeds II [Human Destiny]

scheduled to be on sale in late July, 2023,
written by Shigyo Sosyu
tax-included ¥2,200, 304 pages
ISBN:978-4-408-65046-3


scheduled to be on sale in late July, 2023
published by Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, Ltd.

2023.6.12

“寂JAKU (Tranquility)” Exhibition will be held during the period of Jul.04 – Sep.22.

Photograph: Hirota Yusuke

Photograph: Hirota Yusuke


Kigi ni kiki, kaze o omou. Natsu no shizukesa, hono-akari no yuragi. Futo kensou wa kie, Jaku wa ikizuku. (Listen to the trees, and think of the wind. The quietude of summer, the flickering of a faint light. Suddenly the hustle and bustle disappear, and tranquility breathes. At any moment――.From Shigyo Sosyu Collection, the exhibition will feature art that evokes a sense of tranquility(寂). Please enjoy a moment of silent tranquility(静寂) in the exhibition room.


<Otomo no Yakamochi(大伴家持)> (partial) painting by Yasuda Yukihiko

<Otomo no Yakamochi(大伴家持)> (partial) painting by Yasuda Yukihiko


“寂JAKU (Tranquility)” Exhibition

Display period: Jul.04 (Tus.), 2023 ~ Sep.22 (Sat.), 2023
Open on Tuesday ~ Saturdays 11:00–18:00 /Closed on Sundays and Holidays, Mondays
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

2023.5.27

On June 01, periodical booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No.23 will be published.

  “ARTIS” (Art in Latin) No.23, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspective and receiving favorable reviews from the readers, will be published on Jun.01. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” on the theme of “Jinsei wa Yume (Life is a Dream),” he speaks about how the idea that death is the center of our life and life is a temporary dream, which was once common knowledge for everyone, is the truth of human existence.In “Creators,” Mishima Yukio, who lived his life with his very eyes on death will be focused.

 On the cover and in [Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork, Hirano Ryo’s painting “Shinrin (Woodland)” is featured. This artwork can be viewed at “Shikisai no Fuga (Fugue of Colors)” Exhibition held at Shigyo Sosyu Collection / Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition floor, from Mar.07 (Tus.) ~ Jun.24 (Sat.) 2023.

 And in this [Contribution] My Eyes, Mr. Sato Yoshihiro, one of Japan’s leading former professional kickboxers, has acknowledged the inspiration of Toshima Yasumasa’s paintings. Please take a moment to read it.

 It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

Click the image to see the sample page.
Click the image to see the sample page.

▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : Gassan Sadatoshi “Mamori gatana (Sword to defend oneself)”
[Interview] The Art Talk : Jinsei wa Yume (Life is a Dream)
[Column] Creators : Mishima Yukio
[Free Project] Here and Now : Miezaru Namida (Invisible Tears)
[Contribution] My Eye : Sato Yoshihiro
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.23

“ARTIS” No.23

2023.3.24

On Apr.01, periodical booklet on Culture・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No.22 will be published.

  “ARTIS” (ART in Latin) No.22, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspective and receiving favorable reviews from the readers, will be published on Apr.01. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” under the theme of “Yugen naru mono (Mystic Ethereal things),” he will pursue how to perceive the invisible, which is the basis for creating Japanese art and aesthetics.

 On the cover and in [Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork, Hirano Ryo’s painting “Shinrin (Woodland)” is featured. This artwork can be viewed at “Shikisai no Fuga (Fugue of Colors)” Exhibition held at Shigyo Sosyu Collection / Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Exhibition floor, from Mar.07 (Tus.) ~ Jun.24 (Sat.) 2023.

 In [Creators], Orikuchi Shinobu will be introduced, and in this [Contribution] “My Eyes”, Ms. Mihara Reika, who visited the gallery as part of her curatorial training at Sophia University in Tokyo, contributed a brilliantly talented essay on Toshima Yasumasa’s sculpture “Toward Torso” is printed on this page. In addition, Ms. Mihara belongs to Sophia Topics, the student press club, of Sophia University, interviewed Shigyo Mayumi, Executive Deputy Director, a graduate of Sophia University, and wrote an article. The article of Sophia Topics here

 It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

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▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : Hirano Ryo “Shinrin (Woodland)”
[Interview] The Art Talk : Yugen naru mono (Mystic Ethereal things)
[Column] Creators : Origuchi Shinobu
[Free Project] Here and Now : Iwa ni yadorishi wa (The Dwelling in the Rock)
[Contribution] My Eye : Mihara Reika
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.22

“ARTIS” No.22

2023.3.11

In early April 2023, Unamuno’s predecessor, who lived an intense life [Larra Ai to Shi no Hazama ni (Larra in between Love and Death)” (Preface by Shigyo Sosyu・with recommendation band, translation by Abe Misaki) Biography・First Translation will be published by Hosei University Press.

『ラーラ―愛と死の狭間に』表紙


 Entitled [Larra in between Love and Death], life and works of the first journalist in Spain, Mariano José de Larra (1809-1837) will be published in Japan for the first time, in an independently-edited・first translation book in early April. Preface and recommendation by Shigyo Sosyu, translation by Abe Misaki.

 Radical libertarian Larra (1809-1837) is said to be Spain’s first journalist. Larra, who had a great influence as a symbolic existence for intellectuals who formed patriotic philosophy and thought, including Unamuno. And he was born in war-torn Spain, which was invaded by the French Revolution・Napoleon’s army.

 In order to improve the turbulent Spanish nation where established-conceptions were collapsing, he criticized the backwardness of politics, culture and mentality with fierce satire, and fought with a pen sword to enlighten the people. After that, he was embroiled in power struggle, lost an adulterous love, committed suicide with a pistol at the age of 27, and determined the later Spanish literature.

What Larra aimed for, and what Spanish philosophers under his influence aimed for, are infinitely close to “Spirituality Civilization.” That is why Spanish philosophy can be a bridge to the future.――― Shigyo Sosyu

【Contents】
【Shigyo Sosyu】On behalf of the Translator

◆ Chapter I:
Who is Larra? ――— Life and Works Commentary by Juan Luis Alborg (First translation)

◆ Chapter Ⅱ:
Journalism ―― Article selection
See you again tomorrow/Wrong early marriage/Café/Good old Spanish/Life in Madrid/New dining room/Spanish monastery/Bullfight

◆ Chapter Ⅲ:
Manifestation of romanticism ――― Drama [Macías] historical play in four acts
From Poet to Poet In memory of the young literary Larra’s misfortune Poetry by Jose Zorilla

Painting by Goya’s granddaughter Rosario Weiss Zorrilla. Portrait of Larra in his final years, circa 1837

Painting by Goya’s granddaughter Rosario Weiss Zorrilla.
Portrait of Larra in his final years, circa 1837

[Larra in between Love and Death]
[Larra in between Love and Death]

[Larra in between Love and Death]

scheduled to be released in early April,
written by Mariano José de Larra, translation by Misaki Abe
tax-included ¥2,970, 46-size 456 pages
ISBN:978-4-588-01154-2


scheduled to be released in early April,
published by Hosei University Press

Click here for detailed information PDF of the book

2023.1.28

Feb.01, Periodical publication Booklet on Culture ・Art “ARTIS” (bimonthly) No.21 is published.

 “ARTIS” (ART in Latin) No.21, introducing the collection of our gallery in various perspective and receiving favorable reviews from the readers, will be issued on Feb.01. In this booklet, in the interview to Shigyo Sosyu “The Art Talk,” he contemplates what it means to capture the fleeting colors with the eye, and how to bring them from the dimension of the universe into the three dimensions of the earth and the two dimensions of a painting. The same theme will be presented in the “Fugue of Colors” Exhibition, which will be held from Mar.07 (Tus.) ~ Jun.24 (Sat.), 2023.

On the cover and in [Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork, Yasuda Yukihiko’s painting “Kobai (Red-blossomed Japanese apricot)” is featured. In [Column] Creators, Salvador Dali is introduced. And in this [Contribution] My Eyes, fresh contribution and waka poems by Ms. Kosaka Moe dedicated to Toshima Yasumasa’s painting [Crepúsculo ̶ Twilight-] is printed.

The current exhibition “Aesthetic of Fluid” Exhibition (Oct.11, 2022 ~ Feb.28, 2023) is favorably held. We hope to have you visit the exhibition featuring Ms. Koshino Junko’s undisclosed newly acquired works, and calligraphies by Mr. Arakida Yasukuni, Shinto priest of The House of Ise Shrine, and the displays that make you feel the dark fluid. Please look forward to the “Fugue of Colors” Exhibition, the theme of ARTIS No.21, starting in March.

It is distributed free with free regular delivery, please contact Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa (Direct phone:03-3511-8162).

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▼ [Contents]

[Opening Page] Pursue an Artwork : “Red-blossom Japanese apricotm” by Yasuda Yukihiko
[Interview] The Art Talk : Fugue of Colors
[Column] Creators : Salvador Dali
[Free Project] Here and Now : Magical Realism
[Contribution] My Eye : Kosaka Moe
[Serials] : Letter from Toshima Yasumasa
 Curator News
“ARTIS” No.21

“ARTIS” No.21

2023.1.28

From Mar.07 ~ Jun.24, 2023 “Shikisai no Fugue (Fugue of Colors)” Exhibition will open.

[Ai dakega (Only Love)….] a part Painted by Hattanda Tomonori

[Ai dakega (Only Love)….] a part Painted by Hattanda Tomonori


The Colors are like a Fugue, and when they are about to be captured, they slip through the hands and sprint away. Through the magic of mysterious colors, the invisible is invited into the world of the visible, and the visible into the world of the invisible. Fantastic oil painting by Hattanda Tomonori, which is not yet open to the public, inspired by the Spanish philosopher Unamuno’s meditative poem “The Christ of Velázquez” (Translation supervised by Shigyo Sosyu), and many representative works by Hirano Ryo, Hirose Ko, and Toshima Yasumasa will also be on display.


[Germany Landscape – Landscape with Tower] Painted by Hirano Ryo

[Germany Landscape – Landscape with Tower] Painted by Hirano Ryo


“Shikisai no Fugue (Fugue of Colors)” Exhibition

Display period: Mar.07 (Tus.), 2023 ~ Jun.24 (Sat.), 2023
Open on Tuesday ~ Saturdays 11:00–18:00 /Closed on Sundays and Holidays, Mondays
Location:Shigyo Sosyu Collection/Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa BIOTEC Building, 1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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