Mitsumasa Anno: Picture Books and Design Work

Ashikaga Museum of Art

poster for Mitsumasa Anno: Picture Books and Design Work
[Image: "Fushigina-e" (1968)]

Ends in 16 days

Mitsumasa Anno, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and other prestigious prizes, worked widely as an artist, children’s book author, and designer. He made his debut in 1968 with the picture book “Fushigina E” (Mysterious Pictures). Taking a bird’s-eye-view perspective, Anno’s works are highly detailed and reflect the mountain scenery and daily lives of people in his hometown of Tsuwano, Shimane Prefecture. Filled with nostalgia and warmth, his illustrations continue to win over many today still. He was also active in the fields of mathematics and literature, and he drew on his wealth of knowledge and imagination to fill his works with curiosities, puzzles, and startling discoveries. This exhibition features not only original illustrations from his picture books, but also his designs for books, posters, and other works, surveying his career from its early years through the present.



from November 02, 2019 to December 22, 2019


Mitsumasa Anno


Adults ¥710, University & High School Students ¥500, Junior High Students & Younger Free

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Closed on Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday.


Address: 2-14-7 Tori, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi-ken 326-0814
Phone: 0284-43-3133 Fax: 0284-43-3133

7 minutes walk from JR Ashikaga station, 7 minutes walk from Ashikaga-shi station on the Tobuisezaki line.

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