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Yoko Yamamoto "Platero and I"

Mitsumasa Anno Art Museum


Yoko Yamamoto
The poetry and art book "Platero and I" (translated by Mutsumi Hatano, published by Theory, Inc. in 2019) is a beautiful collection of prose poems by Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez interwoven with copperplate engravings by Yoko Yamamoto.

This exhibition will feature original copperplate prints from the book. Yamamoto is a copperplate artist who has established her own unique world of copperplate prints with her urban, light, and stylish colors. She has developed genre-defying collaborations that fuse her paintings with music and poetry. She has also created numerous book bindings and illustrations.

Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958) is one of the leading poets of modern Spanish literature and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. After suffering from a mental illness in his youth, Jimenez returned home to recuperate, and during his convalescence, he kept a donkey named Platero.

This prose poem is also accompanied by 28 pieces for guitar and recitation by Italian-born composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco.


Jun 7 (Wed) 2023-Sep 4 (Mon) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Tuesday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays. (12/29-1/1)
FeeAdults ¥1000, High School and Junior High School Students ¥600, Elementary School Students ¥400
VenueMitsumasa Anno Art Museum
LocationWakuden-mori, 764 Kumihamachotani, Kyotango-shi, Kyoto 629-3559
AccessFrom Kumihama Station on the Miyatoyo line, take the #71 Tankai bus and get off at Tanikogyodanchi-mae. The venue is 7 minute walk from there.
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