TFAM founder passes away at 95

On November 15, Daisaku Ikeda, founder of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, passed away from natural causes. He was ninety-five. All of us at our museum offer our deepest condolences on Mr. Ikeda’s passing and express our heartfelt gratitude for the insights and counsel he had rendered over so many years. A funeral has been held with members of his immediate family.

Statement from TFAM Board of Trustees chair on founder’s passing
All of us here at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum are profoundly saddened by the loss of Daisaku Ikeda, who founded our museum, and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Ever since TFAM was established in November 1983, Mr. Ikeda was a central figure in driving its growth, not only in building its collection but also by forging bonds of trust and friendship with art and cultural figures and institutions around the world. It was through his untiring efforts that we have been able to partner with numerous institutions in the holding of cultural exchange exhibitions both in Japan and abroad over the past 40 years.

Our museum will always stay true to our founder’s vision and founding mandate to be “a window onto the world” in the service of advancing the cause of peace worldwide and the flourishing of all humanity. In order to realize Mr. Ikeda’s long-cherished hopes, we vow to strive harder from now than ever before.

Kazuhiko Oshida
Chair, Board of Trustees