<1st Exhibition in Commemoration of the Museum's 40th Anniversary>
My Andersen” by Chihiro and International Picture Book Illustrators
Chihiro Iwasaki, The Little Girl Lighting a Match, fromThe Little Match Girl, 1964 (Kaisei-sha)
Hans Christian Andersen, known as the father of the creative fairy tale, deftly weaved the dreams and truths of the world into beautiful children’s stories. His tales have been read and loved by readers of all ages the world over and provided inspiration for countless artists, including Chihiro, who earned acclaim as one of Japan’s foremost illustrators of Andersen’s stories. In this exhibition we will present around 90 pieces of Chihiro’s work along with illustrations by other artists from around the world.
Event Schedule 2017 – 2018
Held every first and third Saturday of the month, from 2:00 p.m. Museum staff will provide commentary while viewing artwork on display in exhibition rooms.
Picture Book Time
Held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. Storytelling sessions are held in the Play Room, featuring picture books selected in accordance with the seasons and current exhibitions.