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Thursday, March 15, 2012


"Kuroi Ken: World of the picture-book illustrator — encounters with fairytales"


Staff writer

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"Tebukuro wo kaini" (1988) by Ken Kuroi KAISEISHA © KEN KUROI KEN/OFFICE

Children's book illustrator Ken Kuroi is particularly well-known for his delicate, soft-toned images drawn in his preferred medium of colored pencils. He has contributed illustrations to many popular books, including "Gongitsune" ("Gong, the Little Fox") by Nankichi Miimi and "Neko no Jimusyo," ("The Cat Office") by Kenji Miyazawa.

This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of his career with 150 works, and includes some collaborative pieces with American writer Pearl S. Buck and Japanese actor Tetsuya Takeda; till March 26.

Matsuya Ginza; (03) 3567 1211; 3-6-1, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Yurakucho Station, JR Yamanote Line; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ¥1,000. No website available.

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