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Animals Living in Picture Books (2nd half)/Karuizawa Museum of Picture Book Art Summer 2019 Exhibition

Animals in picture books are often depicted in anthropomorphic forms, such as speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes. When we encounter animals that come alive in these storybook worlds, we experience an “extraordinary” world that transcends the laws of human society. It is an opportunity to reconsider the values and rules of the human-centered political world that we always take for granted in our daily lives.
 This exhibition introduces picture books featuring animals from various perspectives, including the skillful depiction of animals by Leslie Brook, an artist active in the first half of the 20th century, fascinating animals depicted by contemporary picture book authors, and a feature on “Aesop’s Fables”. Through observation of original picture book drawings and picture book materials, the exhibition will explore the ecology of animals living in the world of picture books. We hope that visitors will enjoy a moment to free their minds and hearts in the forest with the animals living freely.

Holding period

Wednesday, June 26 – Monday, October 14, 2019


Karuizawa Picture Book Forest Art Museum
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Adults 900 yen, Junior and senior high school students 600 yen, Elementary school students 450 yen, Free for children under elementary school age
(For a set ticket for the Eltz Toy Museum Karuizawa, the price is 1,300 yen for adults, 850 yen for junior and senior high school students, 650 yen for elementary school students, and free for children under elementary school age.)

Hours of Operation

9:30-17:00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)

closed day

Closed only on 10/1 (Tue.) and 10/8 (Tue.) during the exhibition period. Open daily from July to September.

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