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Yoshiro Tachibana, 1941 ~ Naif painter



Born in Japan (Sanda, Kobe), son of a painter. He is taught to paint by his father. He is interested in Cezanne, Gogh, Matisse and Rouault. 1962 - He goes to Tokyo to study in the School of Arts. He is moved by Klee's work.1963 - He founds flamenco group "Nana" in Tokyo. He meets there Spanish flamenco artists.
1968 - He takes part in the Japanese painters group "Black Flag" and makes several happenings against Vietnam war.
Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter

Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter

Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter

Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter

1971 - He goes to Hamburg (Germany) where he shows interest in the contemporary German painters.
1972 - He learns about Nolde's work in Kiel (Germany).
1973 - He arrives to Oslo (Norway). He attends drawing classes in the School of Architecture and learns about Munch's work. He draws lots of Nordic landscapes.
1974 - He comes back to Spain and decides to settle down in a little fishing town: Muxia (A Coruña).
1975 - He shows his work in some Galician towns for the first time. He meets Galician artists such as Tomás Barros, Prego, Virxilio, Buciño, Pousa and X. Moreda.
1981 - He travels to Japan to show his work in Tokyo (Ginza Matsu-zaka-ya) and comes back to Spain.
Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter

1984 - His work is selected for the "Expo Cultural Japón 84" in A Coruña. He is interested in mystical themes, he learns buddhist mandala.
1985 - He is visited by Laxeiro.
1986 - He goes to Japan again to show in Kobe's Townhall.
1987 - He makes another show in Sanda's Townhall and goes to Sri Lanka to learn about the primitive buddhism world.
1988 - He comes back to Spain and starts his studies on primitive painting and medieval iconography.
1998 - Finishing ten years of solitude, he shows again in Sanda's Towhall (Japan), Galería Obelisco (A Coruña) and Galería Alameda.
2001 - He shows again in Japan, together with the work of his father Nakaba (1902-2000).