Setagaya Literary Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Setagaya Literary Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Shotaro Ishinomori – I Wanted to be Da Vinci

    Shotaro Ishinomori – I Wanted to be Da Vinci

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    • Media: Drawing - Manga
    • 2019-04-20 - 2019-06-30

    Spotlighting the work of manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori, known for titles such as “Kamen Rider.”More »

  • poster for Yuko Higuchi “Circus”

    Yuko Higuchi “Circus”

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2019-01-19 - 2019-03-31

    With a precise touch painter Yuko Higuchi creates a slightly dark yet cute world that has attracted a largely female fanbase. Alongside solo exhibitions of her work, in 2014 Higuchi debuted as a picture...More »

  • poster for 37th Setagaya Calligraphy Exhibition

    37th Setagaya Calligraphy Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2019-01-08 - 2019-01-14

    Presenting works of contemporary calligraphy by artists with ties to Setagaya ward.More »

  • poster for Yasutaka Tsutsui Exhibition

    Yasutaka Tsutsui Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2018-10-06 - 2018-12-09

    Writer Yasutaka Tsutui continues to delight readers with entertaining yet literary works such as “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” and “Virtual Men”. This exhibition will showcase Tsutsui’s literary world...More »

  • poster for Be My Baby - Mitsuo Shindo Retrospective

    Be My Baby - Mitsuo Shindo Retrospective

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2018-07-14 - 2018-09-17

    Venue: Setagaya Literary Museum 2F Exhibition RoomMore »

  • poster for Fumiko Hayashi “Broke, Dammit”

    Fumiko Hayashi “Broke, Dammit”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2018-04-28 - 2018-07-01

    This exhibition takes the words of 20th century Japanese writer Fumiko Hayashi and presents them as words of advice on how to live a fulfilling life, showcasing over 250 documents, paintings, etc.More »

  • poster for Machiko Miroko “The Sound of Living Creatures”

    Machiko Miroko “The Sound of Living Creatures”

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    • Media: Painting - Workshops
    • 2018-01-20 - 2018-04-08

    Machiko Miroko made her debut as a picture book author with “Okami ga tobu hi (The Day Wolves Fly)” (2012), which received the Japan Picture Book Award. Her works born of a unique sense of color, expression...More »

  • poster for Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”

    Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2017-10-07 - 2017-12-17

    Tatsuhiko Shibusawa was a scholar of French literature, translator, critic, essayist, and writer of novels. This exhibition, held 30 years after his death, will review his works and that which he left...More »

  • poster for To the Mountains!

    To the Mountains!

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Photography
    • 2017-07-15 - 2017-09-18

    Introducing photography, architecture, scholarship, and art concerned with mountains, including works by the writer and mountaineer Kyuya Fukada. More »

  • poster for Muttoni Paradise

    Muttoni Paradise

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    • Media: Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2017-04-29 - 2017-06-25

    Muttoni (Masahiko Muto) is a mechanical doll artist who created his first work, “Heaven and Hell,” in 1987. This exhibition celebrates his 30-year career to date. Various works from Muttoni’s world will...More »

  • poster for 100th Anniversary - Film Director Masaki Kobayashi

    100th Anniversary - Film Director Masaki Kobayashi

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    • Media: Drawing - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2016-07-16 - 2016-09-15

    Famed for films such as “The Human Condition”, “Seppaku” and “Ghost Stories” Masaki Kobayashi(1916-1996) was one of the masters of Japanese film and this year marks 100 years since his birth and 20 years...More »

  • poster for Naoki Urasawa “Draw and Draw and Draw Some More”

    Naoki Urasawa “Draw and Draw and Draw Some More”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-31

    Renowned for such works as “Pineapple Army”, “Yawara!”, “Master Keaton”, “Happy!”, “Monster”, “20th Century Boy”, “Pluto” and “Billy Bat”, Naoki Urasawa has had an unstoppable run of manga hits. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Kyoko Okazaki Exhibition

    Kyoko Okazaki Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-03-31

    Author of “Pink”, “Helter Skelter” and “River’s Edge”, Kyoko Okazaki (b. 1963) is a manga artist who defined the 1980s-1990s. Though she brought her practice to an end in 1996 after an accident, her influence...More »

  • poster for The Land of SF

    The Land of SF

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2014-07-19 - 2014-09-28

    Following the developments of Japanese science fiction from its so-called generation, made up of the likes of Shinichi Hoshi, Sakyo Komatsu, Tezuka Osamu, Yasutaka Tsutsui and Hiroshi Manabe, here Setagaya...More »

  • poster for “Selling the Stars - Craft Ebbing & Co.’s Strange Exhibition”

    “Selling the Stars - Craft Ebbing & Co.’s Strange Exhibition”

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2014-01-25 - 2014-03-30

    Made up of Hiromi Yoshida and Atsuhiro Yoshida, Craft Ebbing & Co. is a creative unit focusing upon writing and book design work. This exhibition presents the first opportunity to fully take stock...More »

  • poster for "The Biggest Osamu Tezuka on Earth" Exhibition

    "The Biggest Osamu Tezuka on Earth" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2012-04-28 - 2012-07-01

    This exhibition explores the question of how readers should approach the "god of manga" Osamu Tezuka and his works. See website for details on related anime screenings. [Image: Kappa Comics, "Astro...More »

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