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Updated: July 31, 2019

Chihiro’s Children: Shuntaro Tanikawa × Torafu Architects 「ちひろさんの子どもたち」谷川俊太郎×トラフ建築設計事務所

Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo, 4-7-2 Shimo-shakujii, Nerima City, Tokyo
2019-08-02 - 2019-10-27

A fun exhibition space featuring the poetry of Shuntaro Tanikawa and the art of Chihiro Iwasaki

Shuntaro Tanikawa has been active as a poet for many years. For the picture book Namae wo Tsukete, Tanikawa wrote poems to go with illustrations by Chihiro Iwasaki, breathing new life into the children of her drawings with his words. Many of his poems are filled with empathy for children, or written using familiar words that children will understand. In a fun exhibition space designed by Torafu Architects, this exhibition takes a close look at children as a theme, through Tanikawa’s poetry and Iwasaki’s illustrations - the work of two artists who, while having their own unique approached, manage to continue to see the world with the eyes of children.

How to Get There

  • Kami-igusa Station | 7 min on foot
    Seibu Shinjuku Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: August 5, August 12, September 16, September 23 and October 14
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: August 13, September 17, September 24 and October 15




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • English | Chinese (simplified) | Chinese (traditional) | Korean | Russian |
  • Elevator | Disabled parking | Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Breast feeding room | Floor height difference in facility |

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