Hideyasu Moto “Rock and Manga”

Creation Gallery G8

poster for Hideyasu Moto “Rock and Manga”

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Hideyasu Moto is an illustrator and manga artist with a large fan base that takes avidly to his style: pop on the surface, but containing stories and a worldview ripe with cynicism. Moto started working as a freelance illustrator in 1990 and in 1995 made his debut as a manga artist. After publishing manga including “Recosuke-kun” and “Wild Mountain,” in recent years he has shifted the focus of his activities to illustration for use in commercials, magazines, picture books and other media. Meanwhile Moto is also known as a record collector and an authority well-versed in the realm of music. He regularly contributes to music magazines and the like, and he is on familiar terms with many musicians. From these musical connections, Moto‘s works have many fans within the music industry, while he has been involved in creating CD jackets and booklets for popular Japanese musicians such as Unicorn and Spitz. In 2014 Moto also founded his own record label, Rhion Records, specializing in the production of 7-inch (EP) records. Here he personally handles all aspects from planning and jacket design to product release. His ongoing and unique activities in this sphere are in sync with his unsurpassed love of music. This exhibition will showcase more than 200 of Moto’s original illustrations and manga drawings that have served as the source of his creative activities in book production. His chosen theme is “rock (music) and manga (stories).”

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Gallery Tour
Date: Mar. 27 (Tue), 19:10-20:10
Admission: Free (booking required)
Capacity: 40
*Event in Japanese
*Please see the official website for further details.



from February 27, 2018 to March 29, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-02-27 from 19:00 to 20:30


Hideyasu Moto



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