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Kakimoto Kozo: The World of Picture Books

November 11, 2023 - January 15, 2024

Picture book artist Kozo Kakimoto (1915-1998) is widely known for his pictures in the million-seller “The Giving Chair” (Hisakata Child) and “Whale Cloud” (Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Co., Ltd.), which has been included in Japanese textbooks of elementary school since 1971. Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Kakimoto worked for an advertising company after moving to Tokyo, and began illustrating monthly picture books in 1954. This exhibition shows various original drawings, ranging from his origins as a designer to his many monthly picture books and representative works such as the “Dongkuma-san” series and “The Giving Chair”.

11 November, 2023 – 14 January, 2024
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00 (final admission 16:30)
Closed: 29 December – 2 January

Adults: ¥1,300
High school & college students: ¥1000
Elementary & junior high school students: ¥500


November 11, 2023
January 15
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Hiroshima Museum of Art
3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0011 Japan
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