The Poetry of Chihiro: Pictures Like Poems

Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo

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[image: Chihiro Iwasaki "Girl with a Yellow Umbrella" (1969)]

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Known for liking fairy tales that are “short, beautiful, and called to mind a range of images, like poetry does,” Chihiro Iwasaki developed her own unique method of picture book expression through a series of publications that were referred to as “feeling picture books,” such as the title, “Kotori no Kuruhi (The Pretty Bird).” From a young age she was a fan of “Manyoshu,” the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, and the poems of Kenji Miyazawa. Through this exhibition - the third exhibition held in commemoration of the museum’s 40th anniversary - you can explore the sensibilities behind the overflowing poetic charm that infuses Chihiro’s illustrations.


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Gallery Talk by Takeshi Matsumoto
Chiriro’s son Takeshi Matsumoto will share stories surrounding some of his mother’s works.
Event Date: Sep. 3 (Sun) 14:00-
Speaker: Takeshi Matsumoto (special adviser to Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo, Chair of Picture Book Association)
Admission: Free

Gallery Talk
Hear about exhibition highlights as you walk around the gallery.
Event Date: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 14:00-
*Events in Japanese

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from August 24, 2017 to November 05, 2017

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Chihiro Iwasaki

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