Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa is closed on Sundays, Mondays and National holidays.
Open Hours: 11:00 ~ 18:00 (Reservation is necessary) Phone Number: 03-3511-8162
Toshima Yasumasa had lived 72 years of Sublime and Solitary Noble Life, and bequeathed numerous Lofty and Profound works. Shigyo Sosyu and Toshima Yasumasa had encountered through the works of Toshima. They have established a deep mutual confidence for about three years until Toshima died of illness.
"Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumas" was established by Shigyo Sosyu, to succeed Toshima's will, to preserve Toshima Arts and pass them down to the future.
The Gallery preserves Toshima's works and mementos, and displays his works. (1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) ⇒Access
Memorial Gallery of Toshima Yasumasa Annex(1-10 Kouji-machi, Chiyoda-ku)
Indeed an admirable Death.
Toshima Yasumasa, born from the dense forest, and dedicated everything to his Art. On the day, he was pronounced of his death, he quietly confirmed his determination to complete his last work, as if nothing had happened. Perhaps deep within himself, he must have prayed for afresh start of his work. "Inconceivable Sorrow exists," Toshima uttered such. It must be true. One lived in Aspiration, may hence be granted of an Eternal Life. Toshima and his Art stood Aloft in the present Japan. The man lived straight through, the way of his own Belief. And he has bequeathed the Art, which should be called "Vertical Aspiration," aimed at Heaven, and Died. His Vestiges and Death has given birth to this Memorial Gallery. Here, "Blood and Tears" of Toshima exists. Here "Dream and Aspiration" of Toshima exists. Ultimately, his whole Soul exists here.
［Spain in the Sight of Toshima Yasumasa］Exhibition was held at Instituto Cervantes de Tokio. About 50 works focusing on scenery and portraits of people and also photographic films taken by Toshima himself were exhibited. And to celebrate this exhibition, the violin concert by Ms. Lina Tur Bonet was held at Embassy of Spain in Japan. In this concert, Bach’s Violin Sonata “Chaconne,” which Toshima was fond of, and Poulenc’s Violin and Piano Sonata dedicated to the leading poet of Granada García Lorca were played.
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.