Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art Grand Prix “Masayoshi Aigasa ”

Masayoshi Aigasa was born in Nihonbashi, Tokyo in 1939. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1962 and spent the 1960s producing prints and collages. In 1970 he started oil painting once again and began to produce a series of works in which he builds a unique world of irony and humor through the realistic portrayal of casual scenes of everyday life set in train stations, zoos, city streets, museums, parks, and other metropolitan places where people gather. From that point on, everyday life became a theme in his work, and he continued to produce motifs of the many kinds of people living in modern society, taking up scenes of families, children, overseas street corners and tourist attractions with an unmatched attention to detail and thorough dedication to realism.
This exhibition introduces the paintings of Masayoshi Aigasa, and features approximately 70 pieces with a focus on his award-winning works.

Exhibition Details

From January 9th (Sat.) to February 21st (Sun.), 2010
(closed Mondays except January 11th)
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Adults: 500yen (400yen)
University & High School Students: 300 yen (200yen)
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Patronized by
The Yomiuri Shimbun


2014021801 《At a Crossing, People Walking》2007
2014021802 《In India, Spring in Delhi》1975
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
2014021803 《Yumiko in a Red Traditional Costume》1986
2014021804 《A Crowd at Cairo》2009
2014021805 《Mourning, White Gorilla and Buruburu》2009