Hatsune Miku, Osamu Tezuka Works Redone in Traditional Japanese Styles for Art Exhibition

Bokura ga Nihon o Tsuite Iku: Rinpa, Jakuchu, Anime

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Art exhibition “Bokura ga Nihon o Tsuite Iku: Rinpa, Jakuchu, Anime” (“We are Taking Over Japan”) will be held on September 13th through 25th at the 7th floor Grand Hall of Kyoto Takashimaya, located in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto.

The exhibition features 35 hand-painted works from Kyoto artists that combine traditional Japanese styles such as the Rinpa and Jakuchu schools with modern pop culture characters, including Astro Boy, Hatsune Miku, and Rilakkuma. Organized by Shinya Yamada, art director of Kyoto-based kimono and textiles company Toyowado, the exhibition’s works date as far back as 2015, and pay homage to great artists of the past while adding a modern twist.

Many of the works on display at the upcoming exhibition previously appeared at a fall 2015 event at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, directed by Hosomi Museum curator Yoshiyuki Hosomi and focusing on the Rinpa school of traditional Japanese painting. The upcoming exhibition will add new works in the style of Edo period painter Ito Jakuchu. Characters and series appearing in the artwork include Astro Boy, Phoenix, Black Jack, Rilakkuma, Hatsune Miku, and more.

Hosomi Museum curator Yoshiyuki Hosomi will be speaking at the exhibition on September 13th at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.



Bokura ga Nihon o Tsuite Iku: Rinpa, Jakuchu, Anime