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Animals Living in Picture Books / Karuizawa Museum of Picture Book Art Spring 2019 Exhibition

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 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

Friday, March 1 – Monday, June 24, 2019

Special Spring Discount Rates

March 1, 2019 (Friday) – April 22, 2019 (Monday) 9:30 – 17:00
The following rates will be offered as “Special Spring Discount Rates”.
Karuizawa Museum of Picture Book Art/ Picture Rescue Garden: Adults 900 yen → 800 yen
In the case of a set ticket for the Eltz Toy Museum and Karuizawa: Adults 1,300 yen → 1,200 yen


Karuizawa Picture Book Forest Art Museum
*For more information, please go to the tourist facility information at the bottom of the page.


Adults 900 yen, Junior and senior high school students 600 yen, Elementary school students 450 yen, Free for children under elementary school age
 (In the case of a set ticket for the Eltz Toy Museum Karuizawa and the two museums,
 (Adults: 1,300 yen, Junior and senior high school students: 850 yen, Elementary school students: 650 yen, Children under elementary school age: free)

Hours of Operation

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

closed day

Tuesdays *Open on Tuesday, April 30 (GW); open all summer (July-September)

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