Current Exhibition

Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration

Takehisa Yumeji: Master of Japanese Modern Illustration

Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, July 1, 2018

Chiyoda Ward, where Tokyo Station Gallery is located, has flourished as a district with one of the highest concentrations of publishing and printing companies in Japan. Ryuseikaku in Kudanminami, Chiyoda Ward is well-known as the publisher of Kotaro Takamura's The Chieko Story, but it is also the company that published a number of works by Yumeji Takehisa after the war and was a driving force in the second wave of Yumeji's great popularity. This exhibition is to commemorate the donation to Chiyoda Ward of the huge Yumeji Collection (over 1,200 items) that Ishiro Sawada, the founder of Ryuseikaku, collected for the publication of Yumeji's writings and drawings, and it presents the essence of that collection.


Next Exhibition

Chihiro Iwasaki, Painter

Chihiro Iwasaki, Painter

Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, September 9, 2018

Flowers and children drift through scenes brimming with light and dewy colors.... Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974), a painter and illustrator who is still widely loved even today, has a firmly established image as an illustrator of children's books. To celebrate the centenary of her birth, we are holding a retrospective which refocuses on Chihiro as a painter. What was her cultural context, and which techniques did she develop and deploy? This exhibition displays new material and analyzes her works while tracing the path she took through life. It attempts to re-explore their appeal, and also to reconstruct Chihiro's image as an illustrator of children's books.

opening hours

10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
*Fridays : until 8:00p.m.

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed Days

Mondays (Tuesdays if this is a public holiday), during New Year’s holidays and exhibition changeovers
*Please refer to the page of each special exhibition for more details.


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