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.

[Related Events]
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



from August 24, 2017 to November 05, 2017


Chihiro Iwasaki


Adults ¥800, High school students and under free, Seniors over 65 and University Students ¥700, Registered Disabled ¥400, Care providers for disabled guests (one only) free, Visually impaired guests free.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Extended hours during Golden Week and summer. Closed in between exhibitions, over the New Year holidays, and February. Open on a public holiday Monday and closed the following day.


Address: 4-7-2 Shimo Shakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 177-0042
Phone: 03-3995-0612 Fax: 03-3995-0680

7 minute walk from Kamiigusa Station on the Seibu Shinjuku line. 5 minute walk from Kamiigusa-eki Iriguchi stop on the Seibu bus Ogi #14 from Ogikubo Station on the Chuo line or from Shakujii Koen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.

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