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Toshiyuki Suma

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1930s, Suma left the Kyoto School of Fine Arts at mid term and became the live-in apprentice to the Japanese painter Baisen Kobayashi<ref group="note">In a place called the Saganosho Babachou Tenryuji in the Ukyo ward of Kyoto. </ref><ref name="star"></ref><ref name="akita"></ref>.
May 1939, Volunteered for the Navy in Maizuru, Kyoto<ref name="paradise">Koushi Shimokawa, Koushi. ''The Paradise Trade - A History of the Essential Nature of Post War Accounts.'' Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 1998. Print.</ref>.
March 18, 1944, Suma's ship, the ''Hokuriku Maru'', sank in the Bashi Channel<ref group="note">Suma's account could be nothing but a fictional story, but a merchant transport ship called the ''Hokuriku Maru'' actually existed. The ''Hokuriku Maru'' was commissioned by the Navy in 1941 and served in the sea battles of Guadalcanal, Midway and the attack on Menado in 1942. In 1944, the Hokuriku Maru left Singapore loaded with 6700 tons bauxite, 600 tons of oil, 256 soldiers and headed toward Moji. On March 18th at 1:14 a.m., while in the China Sea roughly 300km southeast of Hong Kong, an ammunition explosion in the second hold caused the first hold to explode, which ignited and detonated the oil tanks in the third hold, reaching the engine room. Everything was lost in five minutes. 8 soldiers, 25 guards and 55 sailors perished.</ref>.
1953, Suma resigned from ''[[Kitan Club]]'' and published the private fanzine called ''Tanoshimi Soushi''<ref name="akita"></ref><ref group="note">''Tanoshimi Soushi'' earned about twenty fans and printed some 20-50 copies. The magazine continued for eight issues.</ref>. Reiko Kita's art appears in the December issue of ''[[Fuzoku Soushi]]''.
1954, Suma travels to Tokyo in the autumn of 1954<ref name="kitahara">Dohmu Kitahara, Dohmu. ''Tokyo Fetish Club (.'' Tokyo: San'ichi Shobo, 1996). Print</ref><ref group="note">[[Seiu Ito]] and Torirou Miki are considered to have encouraged Suma to go to Tokyo.</ref>. He meets [[Seiu Ito]] in person for the first time<ref name="akita"></ref><ref group="note">[[Seiu Ito]] and Reiko Kita had exchanged written correspondence for a number of years before this. At first, Itou believed that Reiko Kita was actually a female artist. Moreover, it's said that until the end of his life, Itou pretended that Suma was Reiko Kita's husband.</ref><ref name="star"></ref><ref name="akita"></ref>.
1955, With the cancellation of ''[[Fuzoku Soushi]]'', Suma begins working for ''[[Amatoria]]'' magazine (published by [[Kubo Shoten]]), and he launches ''[[Kappa]]'' the predecessor of ''[[Uramado]]''.<ref name="akita"></ref><ref group="note">The magazine changed its name due to a complaint from Koubunsha, which published Kappa Books.</ref>.
* It seems that Suma was commissioned by Edogawa Ranpo to paint a boy's picture<ref name="kitahara"></ref>.
* There is a tape recording of war anecdotes<ref group="note">"At the time he was a prisoner of war, a bunch of enemy army nurses came along and performed "ejaculation derby" with the japanese military prisoners, and at the end strong-chinned 'Utamaro'." However, Suma's account needs verification.</ref> exchanged between Terayama Shuuji and Suma Toshiyuki<ref name="kitahara"></ref>.
* Suma Toshiyuki was a boxing fan. One day, Suma took [[Chimuo Nureki]] to a bar called Tako Beya (Tako Room, which means cramped quarter) and told him, "This is a bar run by Kappa Seisaku ([[Hachiro Tako]]), a former domestic boxing champion."<ref name="chat">Chimuo Nureki, "Chimuo. ''Nureki Chimuo's Chat Theater #97," .'' 2009, . Web. 19 Oct 2009</ref>
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