Collection 'Nordic Varen'
Biography of Yoshiro Tachibana:
- 1941 - Born in Japan (Sanda, Kobe), the son of a painter.
- 1959 - Learns painting with his father. He is interested in Cezanne, Gogh, Matisse and Rouault.
- 1962 - Goes to Tokyo to study at the School of Fine Arts. He loves the work of Klee.
- 1963 - Founds the "Nana" flamenco troupe in Tokyo. There he meets Spanish flamenco artistes.
- 1968 - He forms part of the "Black Flag" group of painters and takes part in a number of "happenings" against the Vietnam war.
- 1969 - He travels to Europe, visiting Russia, the Scandinavian countries, and reaches Spain. He stays in Madrid, and later travels around many villages of Spain.
- 1971 - Travels to Hamburg (Germany) where is becomes interested in contemporary German painters.
- 1972 -In Kiel (Germany) he discovers the work of Nolde.
- 1973 - He arrives in Oslo (Norway). He attends drawing classes at the school of Architecture, and discovers the works of Munch. He draws numerous Nordic landscapes.
- 1974 - He returns to Spain and decides to settle in a small fishing village: Muxía (A Coruña).
- 1975 - He begins to exhibit his work in various Galician towns. He meets artists such as Tomás Barros, Prego, Virxilio, Buciño, Pousa and X. Moreda.
- 1981 - He travels to Japan to exhibit in Tokyo (Ginza Matsu-zaka-ya) and returns to Spain.
- 1984 - His work is chosen for "Expo Cultural Japan 84" in A Coruña. He is interested in mythical themes, and studies Mandala Buddhism.
- 1985 - Receives a visit from Laxeiro.
- 1986 - Once again returns to Japan to exhibit at the Kobe Town Hall.
- 1987 - He holds another exhibition at the Town Hall of Sanda and travels to Sri Lanka, to discover the world of primitive Buddhism.
- 1988 - Returns to Spain and begins to study primitive painting and medieval iconography.
- 1998 - Breaks ten years of isolation and begins to once again exhibit at the Town Hall of Sanda (Japan), Galería Obelisco (A Coruña) and Galería Alameda.
- 2001 - Exhibits again in Japan, together with the work of his father Nakaba (1902-2000).