Haruki Murakami needs no further introduction. The multifaceted artist garnered worldwide acclaim for his fiction books, somewhat between crime stories, surrealism and poetry. He is now considered a giant of Japanese literature.
The eclectic and Zen Chihiro Art Museum presents an original exhibition that sheds a light on the work of the illustrators he has worked with, especially Maki Sasaki, Ayumi Oohashi, Makoto Wada and Mizumaru Anzai. From one best-seller cover to the next, with sections devoted to graphic design and artworks inspired by illustrated books, the dialectic between text and image takes on a whole new meaning.
An invitation to rediscover the surprising and unique work of the man behind Kafka on the Shore.
Haruki Murakami and Illustrators
Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo
4-7-2 Shimoshakujii, Nerima,
From 25 May to 07 August 2016
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.