Commemorating the 1st Anniversary of Seiichi Tabata’s Passing: Oshiire no Boken (Adventure in a Closet)

Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo



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“Oshiire no Bouken” (Adventure in a Closet) is an ambitious picture book created by the writer, artist, and editor working together as one. It became a million-seller with over 2.3 million copies sold since its publication in 1974 and is still extremely popular with children today. This exhibit will look back on the artworks by Seiichi Tabata, who passed away in 2020 at the age of 89, showcasing the original picture book illustrations of “Oshiire no Bouken” (Adventure in a Closet) and the original artworks and reference materials for “Sakura” (Cherry Blossom), a book for the Japan-China-Korea Peace Picture Book Project. Special focus will be placed on picture book production methods employed by Tabata, who wanted nothing more than to create picture books that captivated the hearts of children.


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from March 16, 2021 to June 13, 2021


Seiichi Tabata


Adults ¥1000; Seniors 65 & Over, University Students ¥800; High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion 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 the North exit of Kami-igusa Station on the Seibu Shinjuku line; From the North exit of Ogikubo Station on the JR or Marunouchi line, take the Seibu bus and get off at Kami Igusa Eki Iriguchi. The venue is 5 minute walk from there.

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