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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012

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"Tokyo Illustrators Society Presents: Famous Sayings in Pictures"

CREATION GALLERY G8


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

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"Nonviolence and civil disobedience" by Shigeyuki Sakata

This is the Creation Gallery G8's 18th exhibition featuring works contributed by the Tokyo Illustrators Society. This time, 165 artists have submitted pieces, all themed on famous sayings and aphorisms. These include "Nonviolence and civil disobedience" said by Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) and "Toriaezu biru," ("beer first"), which is often uttered by diners when they start drinking in Japanese izakaya bars.

Humorous yet culturally insightful, the illustrations bring to life such phrases, reaffirming their value in today's society and presenting a fun way to appreciate them; till Sept. 14.

Creation Gallery G8; (03) 6835-2260; Recruit Ginza 8 Bldg. 1F, 8-4-17, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Shimbashi Station, Ginza Line. 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Free admission. Closed Sun and holidays. rcc.recruit.co.jp/g8/index.html.

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