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Special Exhibition

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<span class="italic">“Shirokuma-chan no Hottokêki”</span> Koguma Publishing Co.,Ltd. © Ken Wakayama

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2022.07.02 - 09.04

WAKAYAMA Ken:
The World of Picture Books

Overview

Wakayama Ken (1930-2015) was the author of a long-running series of picture books called Koguma-chan, which centers on a bear of the same name. The books are notable for the amazing breadth and diversity of Wakayama’s creativity and artistic expression. This exhibition, the first to examine the entire scope of the artist’s rich creative world, consists of approximately 230 items, including original illustrations and related materials. The displays also focus on Wakayama’s other important works, such as Kitsuneyama no yomeiri (The Fox’s Wedding), distinguished by gently fantastic pictures shrouded in social messages, and the Obake no doron doron series, which deals with a crybaby ghost who tries to do the best he can. Viewers are also sure to enjoy the artist’s illustrations for traditional folktales and poetry collections.

Information

Dates:
Sat., Jul. 2 to Sun., Sept. 4, 2022
*(time and date reservation system)(Tentative)
Closed:
Mondays except Jul. 18(nat.hol.), and Tue. ,Jul. 19
Hours:
10:00AM―6:00PM (last entry: 30 minutes before closing time)
Place:
1st floor galleries
Organized by:
Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya Arts Foundation), Tokyo Shimbun

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Admission

Adults 1,200yen / Seniors(over 65) 1000yen / University and high school students 800yen / Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
(time and date reservation system)(Tentative)

Overview

Wakayama Ken (1930-2015) was the author of a long-running series of picture books called Koguma-chan, which centers on a bear of the same name. The books are notable for the amazing breadth and diversity of Wakayama’s creativity and artistic expression. This exhibition, the first to examine the entire scope of the artist’s rich creative world, consists of approximately 230 items, including original illustrations and related materials. The displays also focus on Wakayama’s other important works, such as Kitsuneyama no yomeiri (The Fox’s Wedding), distinguished by gently fantastic pictures shrouded in social messages, and the Obake no doron doron series, which deals with a crybaby ghost who tries to do the best he can. Viewers are also sure to enjoy the artist’s illustrations for traditional folktales and poetry collections.

Works on Display

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