Yosuke Inoue, from Densha ehon (Billiken-shokai) 2000


Yosuke Inoue’s Oddball, Delightful, Suspicious and Agreeable Picture Books

Yosuke Inoue was active across a variety of artistic genres, including picture books, cartoons and illustrations. In this exhibition we will feature a range of his artwork, including tableaux and cartoons, with a focus on the picture book creation process. On display will be selections from Inoue’s first picture book, Odango pan, along with the beloved Kuma no ko Ūfu and illustrations from original picture books he produced starting in the 1970s. We hope that you will enjoy the unique world of Inoue’s art, which fuses nonsense and humor with his unnerving depictive style.