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Japanese art that resonates with each other

Japanese art that resonates with each other

Sep 6 - Dec 4, 2022
Hosomi Museum

Return exhibition of an exhibition held at the Museum of the Five Continents in Munich, Germany. The worlds of the Rimpa and Jakuchu are fused with characters such as Astro Boy and Hatsune Miku across the ages. The brushwork of the artists who hand-painted the backgrounds and main characters is also a highlight. https://www.emuseum.or.jp/index.html (JP)  

60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition the Beginning of Kawaii

60th Anniversary Sanrio Exhibition the Beginning of Kawaii

Oct 7 - Dec 11, 2022
10:00 - 18:00
kyoto city kyocera museum of art

Sanrio celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020, and with more than 450 characters created over the past 60 years. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the history of Sanrio is the history of kawaii culture in Japan. Nowadays, "kawaii" is a word that is used worldwide. This exhibition will explore the origins and development of Japan's kawaii culture from the perspective of Sanrio, starting with the history before the founding of Sanrio. https://kyotocity-kyocera.museum/en/exhibition/20221007-20221211