<3rd Exhibition in Commemoration of the Museum's 40th Anniversary>
The Poetry of Chihiro: Pictures Like Poems
Chihiro, who said she liked fairy tales that were “short, beautiful, and called to mind a range of images, like poetry does,” carved out her own unique method of picture book expression through a series of picture books that were called “feeling picture books,” such asKotori no Kuruhi (The Pretty Bird). Starting from a young age, she likedManyoshu(the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry) and the poems of Kenji Miyazawa and, through this exhibition, we will explore the sensibilities behind the overflowing poetic charm that infuses Chihiro’s illustrations.
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.