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“Chihiro Art Museum Collection: Chihiro Iwasaki and Picture Book Artists from around the World”

Art Connects Hearts: A Collection of Children's Book Illustrations from 25 Countries

Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) is one of the leading illustrators of children’s books in Japan. Pursuing a unique style of artistic expression to create “children’s books that will continue to be read for years to come,” Chihiro released around 40 children’s books during her lifetime. Most of these books have remained in print and continue to be cherished by many generations of people, from parents to children and from children to grandchildren.
   
This exhibition introduces Chihiro’s various, unique children’s books and their creation process through approximately 25 original paintings and a reproduction of her atelier. Also on display are works of familiar Japanese children’s book illustrators, including Suekichi Akaba and Cho Shinta, as well as original children’s book illustrations of 52 painters from 25 countries, including Asia, Europe, America, and Africa, from the collection of the Chihiro Art Museum, the world’s first children’s book museum which possesses the works of the world’s talented children’s book illustrators. About 130 works in total are on display. Enjoy the diverse array of children’s book illustrations that show the culture and characteristics of countries around the world.

Exhibition Details

Period
From July 7th (Sat.) to August 26th (Sun.), 2012
(closed Mondays,except.July 16th)
Location
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
Sompo Japan Headquarters build. 42nd floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
Admission
Adults: 1,000yen (800yen)
University & High School Students: 600 yen (500yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800yen
Children of Junior High School or under: Free
( ) indicated discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art,
The Asahi Shimbun,CHIHIRO ART MUSEM
Supported by
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Planned by
ART VENTURE OFFICE SHOU

Works

Chihiro Iwasaki
Japan
《Girl Holding a Bunch of Grapes》
1973
Chihiro Iwasaki
Japan
《The Red Shoes》
1968
Evgenii Rachev
Russia
《ALLIA И MEДBEДb,a Russian Folktale》
1965
Helen Oxenbury
United Kingdom
《Study for We’er Going on a Bear Hunt》
1989
Eric Carle
U.S.A
《peacock》
1991