Past Exhibitions

The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki: A Retrospective of Legendary Anime Director
– Gundam, Ideon, and Now

November 28, 2020 - January 24, 2021

This exhibition looks back on the career of Tomino Yoshiyuki [born in 1941 in Kanagawa Prefecture], a screenwriter, songwriter, and director of animated films who was involved in various productions over the span of more than half a century.

Six museums will be planning and hosting this exhibition, and each one has chosen a different catchphrase for the event. This museum's catchphrase is "GUNDAM faces Mt. Tateyama at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design."

This exhibition consists of 6 parts presenting the history and development of works that Tomino produced with a focus on the idea that "animation is Film." Through an extensive range of materials such as storyboards by Tomino himself and concept art by the creators with whom he worked, the exhibition offers a comprehensive look at Tomino's career, including his works as a young boy; his early works such as the animated TV show Astro Boy by TEZUKA PRODUCTIONS, in which he made his debut as a producer; his most famous work, the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM series, which had its 40th anniversary last year; and the works he has directed in recent years.

This is the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design's first animated film exhibition. It will be full of noteworthy features such as video installations, allowing visitors to enjoy the world of Director Tomino to the fullest. Plus, original goods for this exhibition as well as goods exclusive to the Toyama exhibition will be available to purchase.
As a precaution against the new coronavirus, admission will be limited during busy hours. - Please aim to finish browsing within 90 minutes to help prevent the building from growing crowded. - Please wear a mask, undergo a temperature check at the entrance, maintain a safe distance from others, follow proper etiquette when coughing, and stay at home if you are experiencing flu symptoms.



Period November 28 [Sat.], 2020 - January 24 [Sun.], 2021
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays, December 29 [Tue.], 2020 - January 3 [Sun.] and 12 [Tue.], 2021
Admission Adults 1,400yen, University students 1,000yen, Advance ticket 1,200yen
Repeat ticket 4,800yen [For 4 viewings at the Toyama exhibition only]
  • Free admission both to collection exhibitions and special exhibitions for the following visitors.
    1. Children, students [elementary, junior high or high school students, etc.]
    2. Persons escorting children/students for school activities or social activities. [Submission of admission free application is necessary.]
    3. Disabled people with a physical disability certificate.
  • Advance tickets are available from October 3 [Sat.] to November 27 [Fri.], 2020.
  • Repeat tickets are available only at the general reception desk on the first floor of Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design [they will be available to purchase during the exhibition as well].
  • Tickets for mass tours of this exhibition will not be available in order to prevent crowding. Thank you for understanding.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2, 3, 4
Organized by Toyama Prefecture, The World of Tomino Yoshiyuki Toyama Exhibition Executive Committee [Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, THE KITANIPPON SHIMBUN]
▼Planning and Cooperation : KOBE SHINBUN