白泉美術館(はくせん)の白泉とは、そば処「くに作」の店主兼館長である石川康子の実母・堀隆子の祖父で、館長からみて曾祖父にあたる和泉千治の雅号です。この白泉が集めた水墨画などを100点近い作品の一部を展示しております。狩野派の一族でありながら、謎の狩野盛信(もりのぶ)の作品、富岡鉄斎(とみおかてっさい)の作品、そして伝統的狩野派の技量を取得した不出生の天才画師、粟賀泰雲(あわがたいうん)の作品、天才俳人と言われた和泉白泉(いずみはくせん)の俳画を観賞することができます。すべて本邦初公開で、定期的に展示作品を入れ替えしておりますので、ご来館のたびに新しい作品が御覧になれます。1階の蕎麦処では、西郷隆盛(雅号南洲)や犬養毅(雅号木堂)の書や、お抹茶道具も多数飾ってありますので合わせておたのみください。

2016 has brought me an unexpected surprise, recent discovery of documents and art works from my ancestors have ignited such a passion in me that in few months I went from conceiving the idea of gathering all these works into a family museum to actually realizing such dream. Hakusen Museum, is this the name of the museum, a place where many works are collected, works of shodo, old scrolls, drawings and much more. Hakusen was my grand grand father, from Kyushu, he was a great man and great artist. Respected by Taisho and Shouwa Emperor he was a very generous man who loved art and took under his wings one of the most famous artist of those days: Taiun. He supported the extraordinary talent of Taiun who produced many works of great artistic value, many of which are now exposed in the Hakusen Museum. Hakusen himself was also a talented artist and loved in particular the Kano school of art, a style which is clearly visible in his works as well as in Taiun works. And so...after more the 100 years destiny has brought me this noble mission, care and present this valuable set of memories and works of such tender beauty to Japan and to the world. March 20th and 21st there will be the official opening event of Hakusen Museum in Morina Machida Tokyo.It is an honor for me to receive from history such noble mission, it is through our memories and through art that we can all find the necessary peace in our heart to live a meaningful life, a rich life.
Yasuko Ishikawa - Machida Hakusen Museum President