I went to the “Rokuzan Art Museum” in Azumino.
I found out by watching Taiga on NHK.
The reason I went to Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture this time was because I saw an NHK Taiga drama called “Ohisama” on TV a long time ago. Azumino is a small ditch in the south of Matsumoto, Nagano’s two largest cities. An irrigation canal along the road that isn’t big enough to see the river? I traveled to Matsumoto because I wanted to see the murmuring of the river so beautiful.It is at the foot of the Alps. So I went around the famous places around here. The Rokuzan Art Museum is one of them, although it is located in Azumino City.
Rokuzan Ogiwara from Hotaka
The Rokuzan Art Museum is a private museum of Rokuzan Ogiwara, who was born in Hotaka, Azumino. Also on display are works by artists closely related to Rokuzan, such as Kotaro Takamura, Kogan Tobari, and Teijiro Nakahara. Rokuzan’s sculptures, paintings, letters, etc. are exhibited in a building reminiscent of a Christian church. It was registered as a national important cultural property in 2009. To be frank, I’ve heard of Kotaro Takamura, but I didn’t know much about Rokuzan-sensei, but this person’s story is pretty good…
He was also a disciple of Rodin.
Was he a “thinker”? The sculptor named “Rodin” is very famous, but Mr. Rokuzan’s Rokuzan seems to have come from this Rodin. For some reason, the teacher who was interested in painting turned to sculpture because of the influence of Rodin, who was also a disciple of Rodin. It seems to be While working part-time, Rokuzan went to the United States, traveled around Europe mainly in Paris, studied painting and sculpture, and returned to Japan to continue creating works. I left this world. The sculptures that I made during that time were not masonry work, but what is called “casting.” The thing that is made by pouring it into a mold is called “casting”, and the method of making it was also introduced, but it’s quite a work, and there are also things like the shape of a human being and the shape of a face, but the unevenness It feels great. It’s like an oil painting, and he feels like he has a deep feeling because the bumpy feeling expresses the personality of the person who made it.
Encounter with Kuromitsu Soma
Also, the life of this artist, Rokuzan Ogiwara, is interesting. Rokuzan-sensei has an industrialist patron named “Soma Aizo,” and the background is also interesting. The sickly Mr. Rokuzan has loved reading since he was a child.When he was 17, he was reading a book when he was approached by a young woman passing by named Kuromitsu Soma. He decides to marry him, but it starts with the story that it was the new wife of Aizo Soma, who he respects from the same hometown. In short, Rokuzan Ogiwara falls in love with this black light. And Kuroko’s husband is doing well in her business, so she ends up having an affair. Seeing Kuroko suffer, Rokuzan Ogiwara, who seemed to be trying to make amends for her husband’s absence, reached the height of his love for him, and I think he would probably fall ill and die because of it, but it was just the Soma couple. The business was successful, starting as a coffee shop in Tokyo and becoming a famous company called Nakamuraya, and is now a listed food company. What a dramatic turn of events…