横山蒼鳳の書

The Calligraphy of Soho Yokoyama

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4/17[水]― 5/6[月祝]
砂丘館同時期開催!

 横山蒼鳳の書を見ていると書は声だなぁと思う。同じ言葉でも、言い方や口調や、声によって、印象のみならず意味まで変わることがある。 書の魅力を筆線の勢いや巧みさなどで説明することもあるが、それは言い方や口調の説明に似ている。一方声というものはなかなか説明ができない。そういう説明の難しい魅力が蒼鳳の一見分かりやすい言葉(書)にはある。 ときに強い口調で、大上段に語ることもある言葉が、そんな声の魔法で決してとげとげしくならない。共感する者には深い奥行きを感じさせ、反発する人にもおやっと耳を傾けさせる。書は、書の声はなんとも面白い。(企画者:大倉 宏)

More than 20 years ago, I worked with Mr. Soho Yokoyama on a series of newspaper articles, and we collaborated with each other in advocating for the preservation of several old buildings and on designs of planned buildings, albeit from different perspectives. Mr. Soho had once curated an exhibition at Niigata Eya. It is a curious coincidence that I am planning Mr. Soho’s solo exhibition 12 years after his death. I wrote about the background of the exhibition in the flyer for his other show, which is being held simultaneously at Sakyukan. I would like to add that I had a strong impression that Mr. Soho’s calligraphy was “words” spoken by an individual to another individual, rather than static work of art. I had believed that exhibitions are different from common rooms or council chambers, so probably I have changed. In this park-like room where nostalgic voices and words flit about like chirping birds, I would like to remember Mr. Soho, whose death anniversary falls during the exhibition period. (Exhibition Planner: Hiroshi Okura)

横山蒼鳳の書
PHOTO:「桃栗三年」墨/紙30.050.0㎝

横山蒼鳳(よこやま そうほう)
本名 横山 廣
1934年新潟県下田村(現三条市)生まれ。三条高校卒業。高校時代は江川蒼竹に師事し、青年期は會津八一の薫陶を受け、後年桑原翠邦に益を受ける。63年書壇院展内閣総理大臣賞受賞。 81年~専業書家。朝日新聞新潟版土曜コラム「書一輪」を10年、新潟日報連載「越佐の埋み火」13回執筆。著書に『書一輪』『医者の知事・君健男』『自由が宝生む 書の自由学校から』『篆刻僧 乙川大愚』『出杭人生』『私の書いた言葉たち』等。やすづか自由学園、新潟朝鮮初中級学校、書の自由学園講師を務める。2012年4月29日永眠。

Soho Yokoyama
Real name: Hiroshi Yokoyama
Born in Shimoda Village (currently Sanjo City), Niigata Prefecture in 1934. Graduated from Sanjo High School.
Worked at Niigata Prefectural Sanjo Tuberculosis Hospital and at Niigata Cancer Center in Niigata Hospital for 25 years.
Established Niigata Medical Co-op (Kido Hospital) and became its executive director.
Executive Director of Ashinuma-kai Social Welfare Corporation, founded Ashinuma-So, a special care home.
He had consistently practiced calligraphy and became a full-time calligrapher in 1981.
Studied under Sochiku Egawa in high school.
In his youth, he was trained by Yaishi Aizu, and in later years, he received the benefit of Suiho Kuwahara’s guidance.
In 1963, he received the Prime Minister’s (Hayato Ikeda) Prize at the Shodan-in Exhibition.
Wrote the Saturday column “Sho Ichirin” in the Niigata edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper for ten years.
Wrote “Essa no Uzumibi” for Niigata Nippo newspaper 13 times.
Author of “Sho Ichirin”, “Takeo Kimi, Governor of Doctors”, “Jiyu ga Takara Umu Syono Jiyu Gakko kara”, “Tenkoku So Daigu Otogawa”, “Shukkou Jinsei”, “Watashi no Kaita Kotoba tachi” and other works.
He was a curatorial advisor to the Aizu Yaichi Memorial Foundation, a director of the Shodan-in Foundation, and a guest member of the Shosokai.
Lecturer at Yasuzuka Jiyu Gakuen, Niigata Korean Elementary School, and Sho no Jiyu Gakuen.
He passed away on April 29, 2012.

横山蒼鳳の書
PHOTO:「春は冬のなかで」墨/紙55.045.0㎝

横山蒼鳳の書
PHOTO:「生命無限」制作年不詳 墨/紙 33.5×44.6cm

横山蒼鳳の書
PHOTO:「生れながらにしてひとはひとだが ひとのたからはひとなることもたしかなり」制作年不詳 墨/紙 61.5×31.6cm


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4/10[水]― 5/6[月祝]
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開館時間:9:00 ― 21:00
休館日:4/15.22.30

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