Isao Takahata Exhibition: A Legend in Japanese Animation

START: Apr 29, 2021 END: Jul 18, 2021

This exhibition marks the first large-scale retrospective of acclaimed director Isao Takahata, who was regarded as a leading figure in the world of Japanese anime. Takahata was known for the realistic worlds he created in works such as Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Grave of the Fireflies. His child friendly movies not only had mass appeal but also the ability to truly capture the imagination of adult viewers. This exhibition explores Takahata’s production process, which has influenced animators in Japan and overseas. Unreleased production notes, storyboards, and original drawings, we will be on display at the venue. These special exhibits will reveal more about the rich worlds Takahata depicted in his films.

「火垂るの墓」 セル付き背景画  ©野坂昭如/新潮社,1988

*Fukuoka Art Museum will be closed between 5/12 (Wed.) ~ 5/31 (Mon.) for reasons related to the pandemic.

• 4/29 (Thu., hol.) ~ 7/18 (Sun.)
• 9:30~17:30 (last entry 17:00) **open until 20:00 on Fri. and Sat. in July.
• Adult ¥1,500, college & HS ¥1,000、JHS & ES ¥600
• Fukuoka Art Museum
1-6 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

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Published: Apr 21, 2021 / Last Updated: May 10, 2021