Shaun Tan, The Arrival (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), 2011 (Japanese version)
The World of Shaun Tan: Welcome to Nowhere
In 1999, Australian artist and film maker Shaun Tan (1974– ) published The Lost Thing, his first picture book, and adapted the story into an Academy Award-winning animated short film in 2010. Tan’s wordless monochrome graphic novel Arrival was published in multiple countries and has garnered many ardent adult fans in Japan for its distinctive worldview and expressive style. Supported by the artist’s full cooperation, this large-scale exhibition will be the first to feature Tan’s work in Japan.