Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

Nerima Art Museum



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American picture book artist Edward Gorey (1925-2000) is beloved for his ironical and slightly strange world view and delicate monochrome lines. In recent years, his popularity in Japan has grown with translations of his picture books such as ‘The Doubtful Guest’ and ‘The Hapless Child’.

This marks the first time Gorey’s work will be exhibited in Japan. Over 350 original drawings and documents will be on exhibit.


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from September 29, 2019 to November 24, 2019


Edward Gorey


Adult ¥1000, University, High School Student, and Seniors ages 65-74 ¥800, Junior High School and under, 75 and older ¥0

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open but closed on the following Tuesday.


Address: 1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-0021
Phone: 03-3577-1821

3 minutes walk from Nakamurabashi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.

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