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Spring/Summer Exhibition: Alice in Mirror Country (first half) / Karuizawa Museum of Picture Book Art

Alice in Mirrorland, a sequel to Alice in Wonderland
What kind of stories? What are Mother Goose and non-sense poems?

Since its publication in 1865, “Alice in Wonderland” has enjoyed strong popularity even today. This exhibition focuses on its sequel, “Alice in Mirrorland” (published in 1871).
In “Alice in Mirrorland,” the setting is the chess world beyond the mirror, and Alice follows the game. In addition to the Red King and Queen, the White Queen and King appear, and finally Alice becomes the Queen, but when Alice wakes up from her dream, she is forced to wonder whose dream this was.
The film features Mother Goose characters such as Humpty Dumpty and Tweedledee and Tweedledum. These no-nonsense songs are also key to the story, including “The Jabberwock Poem,” which appears at the beginning of the story.
What is the difference between “Alice in Wonderland” and “Land of Mirrors,” and what are Mother Goose and non-sense poetry? This exhibition will explore the fascination of “non-sense” in the history of British picture books, along with illustrations of “Alice in Wonderland” by modern and contemporary artists.

session (of a legislature)

Monday, March 1, 2021 – Monday, June 21, 2021

Karuizawa Picture Book Forest Art Museum

Single theater adult: 950 yen
Single theater junior high and high school students: 600 yen
Elementary school students: 450 yen

Set ticket for two museums with Ertz Toy Museum Karuizawa

Adults: 1,400 yen
Junior high and high school students: 900 yen
Elementary school students: 650 yen


Karuizawa Picture Book Forest Art Museum
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May-June: 9:30-17:00
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.

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Temporary closing days: April 14 (Wed.) – April 16 (Fri.), April 21 (Wed.) – April 23 (Fri.)

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