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Celebrating the 110th Anniversary of the Birth of Shigeru Hatsuyama
From Grandpa by John Burningham – UK (1984)
From Grandpa by John Burningham – UK (1984)

We bring you approximately 100 pieces from the Chihiro Art Museum Collection, which consists of artwork from 173 people from 29 countries. The theme of this exhibition is "Children in pictures and children in picture books." Children are all the same the world over, regardless of which country they are from however they are drawn in a variety of different ways. Find the children in the pictures and view a variety of "child" images; all of us experience being a child once.

Bolormaa Baasansuren (Mongolia) from the book, Chess Player Boy(2005) 
Bolormaa Baasansuren (Mongolia) from the book, Chess Player Boy(2005) 
Ryoji Arai (Japan) from the book, Monte Rosso no Pinku no Kabe(The Pink Walls of Monte Rosso)(1992)
Ryoji Arai (Japan) from the book, Monte Rosso no Pinku no Kabe(The Pink Walls of Monte Rosso)(1992)
Park Chul Meen  (South Korea) from the book, My Second Cousin (2003)
Park Chul Meen (South Korea) from the book, My Second Cousin (2003)
Number of exhibited works: Approx. 100
Main Artwork on Display

The Cat - Květa Pacovská (1979-1985), illustrations by Stasys Eidrigevičius from The Ice Woman (1979) and by Andrea Petrlik Huseinović from The Blue Sky (2001).

Small Project Exhibition – Klaus Ensikat
Illustrations created by German artist, Klaus Ensikat, are on display, and we focus on his original drawings from the picture book Four Small Children Who Went around the World (original author: Edward Lear). The pictures and handwritten text depict a fantasy world in detail that is so intricate it appears to be real. This book was designed with painstaking care from beginning to end. Enjoy the gorgeous design of the completed book and fine, print-like lines, which are said to have been particularly influenced by Durer.
Four Small Children Who Went around the World (Extract) (1992)
Four Small Children Who Went around the World (Extract) (1992)
From Kieselchen (1974-75)
From Kieselchen (1974-75)
From Kieselchen (1974-75)
From Kieselchen (1974-75)
Klaus Ensikat
Klaus Ensikat was born in Berlin, Germany in 1937. He studied graphic design at the College of Applied Arts in Berlin-Schöneweide and then worked as a graphic designer and lecturer, commencing his freelance illustration career in 1965. In 1966, he illustrated his first picture book, Over the hedge. Thereafter, he created illustrations for more than 70 picture books. In 1979, he was awarded the Grand Prix BIB. In 1996, he received the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Distinguishing features of Ensikat’s illustrations are handwritten text and fine line drawings that are reminiscent of prints. He enjoys trying his hand at classic artworks, where he can exercise free interpretation.
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Dates: May 24 (Sat), June 14 (Sat), June 28 (Sat)

Time: 13:00-13:30 free of charge (only museum admission charged); no reservation required