Yoshiro Tachibana

Category: Painter
Birth Date: In 1941
Birth Place: Sanda – Kobe (Japan)


He learnt painting with his father in 1959, being interested in Cezanne, Gogh, Matisse and Rouault. In 1962, he moved to Tokyo to study at the Fine Art School and got excited with Klee’s work. One year later, he founded ‘Nana’ in Tokyo, a flamenco circle, where he met Spanish flamenco artists. In 1968, he became a member of a group of Japanese painters and carried out several acts against war in Vietnam. In 1969, he travelled to Europe, visiting Russia and the Scandinavian countries and arrived in Spain. He stayed in Madrid and shortly after, he visited many villages in Spain. In 1971, he travelled to Hamburg (Germany), where he got interested in the contemporary German painters. One year later, he met Nolde’s work in Kiel (Germany) and in 1973, he arrived in Oslo (Norway), where he attended Drawing classes at the Architecture School and met Munch’s works. He painted many Nordic landscapes and in 1974, he returned to Spain establishing himself in Muxía (A Coruña).

 Work & Activities

In 1975, he began to exhibit his work in all Galician cities and met Galician artists such as Tomás Barros, Prego, Virxilio, Buciño, Pousa and X. Moreda. In 1981, he travelled to Japan to exhibit his works in Tokyo (Ginza Matsu-zaka-ya), returning to Spain soon again. In 1984, his work was selected for the Japan Cultural Show Exhibition in A Coruña. He becomes interested in mystic matters and studies Buddhist mandala. Laxeiro visited him a year later and in 1986, he travelled again to Japan to exhibit his works in Kobe. A year later, he carried out another exhibition in Sanda and travelled to Sri Lanka to know the primitive world of Buddhism. In 1988, he returned to Spain and began to study primitive painting and medieval iconography. In 1998, he exhibited his works again in Sanda (Japan), A Coruña and Vigo. In 2001, he travelled to Japan to present an exhibition with his father (Nakaba 1902-2000). In 2004, he exhibited his works at Kurita Museum (Japan).