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Past Special Exhibition

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2019.04.27 - 06.23

An Editor’s Utopia
JIRO ONO : William Morris, Shobunsha, Takayama Architecture Seminar School

Overview

Throughout his life, the editor and William Morris scholar Jiro Ono (1929-1982) pursued the theme of Utopia. In 1960, after working as an editor at Kobundo, Ono and one of his associates established a new publishing company called Shobunsha, which was distinguished by the book designs of Koga Hirano. At the same time, Ono was an educator who taught English literature at Meiji University. In his later years, he lectured on Morris’ philosophy at the Takayama Architecture Seminar School in Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, exerting a strong influence on the budding architects who attended the school including Osamu Ishiyama. This exhibition explores Jiro Ono’s Utopia in three sections devoted to William Morris, Shobunsha, and the Takayama Architecture Seminar School.

Information

Dates: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
Closed: Mondays(except April 29 and May 6) and Tuesday, May 7.
Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time)
Place: 1st floor galleries, Setagaya Art Museum

Organized by: Setagaya Art Museum
Supported by: Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
With the special cooperation of: Shobunsha
Subsidized by: The Asahi Shimbun Foundation

Admission

Adults 1,000yen / Seniors(over 65) 800yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Group Discount
Adults 800yen / Seniors(over 65) 600yen / University and high school students 600yen / Junior high and elementary school students 300yen
*Discount applies to groups of 20 or more.
*Admission for visitors with disabilities is 500yen. Students with disabilities, and one attendant per visitor with disabilities are admitted free of charge.

Overview

Throughout his life, the editor and William Morris scholar Jiro Ono (1929-1982) pursued the theme of Utopia. In 1960, after working as an editor at Kobundo, Ono and one of his associates established a new publishing company called Shobunsha, which was distinguished by the book designs of Koga Hirano. At the same time, Ono was an educator who taught English literature at Meiji University. In his later years, he lectured on Morris’ philosophy at the Takayama Architecture Seminar School in Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, exerting a strong influence on the budding architects who attended the school including Osamu Ishiyama. This exhibition explores Jiro Ono’s Utopia in three sections devoted to William Morris, Shobunsha, and the Takayama Architecture Seminar School.