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Temporary Exhibitions

Masumura Hiroshi: Years with Atagoal, Katsushika Hokusai and Miyazawa Kenji

Jan. 3 - Feb. 17, 2019


     Japanese manga artist, Masumura Hiroshi (1952- , b. Yamagata) has long developed his own fantasy world with unique characters of cats. His representative manga series “Atagoal”, inspired by Miyazawa Kenji’s “Ihatov”, depicts a utopian world where cats and humans live as equals.
     In 2005 Masumura started his color illustration series “Atagoal x Hokusai” where Atagoal characters integrated into the spectacular Ukiyo-e scenes drawn by Katsushika Hokusai. Masumura has provided commentary for each one of the illustrations, explaining the thoughts and processes involved in incorporating Atagoal elements.
     The exhibition presents Masumura’s finest original color illustrations mainly from “Atagoal x Hokusai” series and Miyazawa Kenji’s children’s story series, along with manga manuscripts, idea sketches and props from the artist’s collection.

Masumura Hiroshi
Fujimibara in Owari Province
(From the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji)
First appeared in 2010
© Masumura Hiroshi

Gallery Talk by the Artist

Jan. 12, 2019 10:00-11:00
at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Special Talk Event by the Artist and Makino Tatsuo

Jan. 12, 2019 13:00-14:30
at the Hall

Book Signing by the Artist

Jan. 12, 2019 15:00-16:00
*Reservation required.
*Books may be purchased at the museum shop on the day.

at the Hall

Bus Tour Guided by the Artist

Jan. 13, 2019 10:00-16:00
*Reservation and entry fee required

at the Studio

Mogamigawa Brothers Live

Mogamigawa Brothers:
  Okada Osamu (shamisen, vocal)
  Komine Kimiko (accordion, vocal)
  Masumura Hiroshi (guitar, vocal)
  Shirasaki Emi (vocal)
Jan. 14, 2019 14:00-15:30

at the Grand Gallery

Shake Hands with Hideyoshi!

Jan. 26, 2019 11:00-, 14:00-

at the Grand Gallery

Gallery Talks by the Curator

Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 2, Feb. 15, 2019,
14:00 –

at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Film Screening

Nokto de la Galaktia Fervojo (Night on the Galactic Railroad)
  Jan. 20, 2019    14:00-
Spring and Chaos
  Feb. 10, 2019    11:00-, 14:00-

at the Hall


Advance tickets (same price as the group tickets) available at the museum and the ticket agencies until the day before the opening.



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