Kazuo Oga Exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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Kazuo Oga has worked as an art director for animations creating background scenery for a number of pieces. His first art direction for a feature film was "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988) by Studio Ghibli, in which he successfully visualized the clear and vivid natural scenes of the 1950s. After that, he continuously contributed to Ghibli on features such as "Only Yesterday", "Pompoko" and "Princess Mononoke", creating beautiful scenery that supports the story and characters.

With his detailed observation and his outstanding skills in achieving both detail and expression, he created magnificent scenes of nature that are accessible to anyone.

This exhibition has been organized with the support of Studio Ghibli and the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, and features more than 600 works of background scenery, with many of them on public view for the first time. This is a retrospective exhibition that including Oga's early works before Ghibli as well as his other illustration works.

[Image: "My Neighbor Totoro" Background image, 1988 Copy Right Nibariki G]

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Schedule

From 2007-07-21 To 2007-09-30
Closed on Mondays (except for August 13th, September 17th & 24th). Closed on the September 18th & 25th (Tue).

Artist(s)

Kazuo Oga

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Reviews

Melaney Lee tablog review

Kazuo Oga - The Man Who Drew Totoro's Forest

The beloved anime character moves into the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

sightsong: (2007-08-05 at 00:08)

湿った草木や苔や土の描写が最高に良い。人間の手が入った自然の光景を描いていることに好感を覚える。土日の午後は激混みのようなので要注意。
http://pub.ne.jp/Sightsong/?entry_id=847050

mod_masa: (2007-09-05 at 01:09)

とにかく凄い量の作品。
原画の緻密さは近づけば近づくほど圧巻!!
まともに観てたら2時間じゃ見切れない量。
映画のシーンが分かっていれば尚更見応え度あり!
図録を買って再度映画鑑賞すると見方がまた変わりそう。

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