Current 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.


1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005

TEL : 03-3212-2485

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