Past Exhibitions

Ultimate TAD Children's Museum of Art and Design
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design 5th Anniversary The World of Illustrations for Children's Books 2022

May 28 - July 5, 2022

Exhibition of 350 original drawings printed in "Kodomo no tomo" [lit. Friend of Children] picture books, such as "Guri and Gura", "Her First Shopping" and more.

"Kodomo no tomo" was first published by Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc. in 1956 with the aim of creating a picture book that allowed children to experience high-quality art. They released monthly picture books containing drawings from various types of artists, such as painters, sculptors, and manga artists, which gave birth to countless well-known picture books.
This exhibition will feature around 350 of the precious original drawings printed in picture books by 34 artists carefully selected from the collection owned by The Miyagi Museum of Art. Learn about the humble beginnings of Japanese picture books, which are loved by both children and adults alike, and enjoy the lovely original drawings.

*Exhibits follow chronological order of publication in the monthly "Kodomo no tomo"
Hori Fumiko|Matsushita Kikuo|Yamanaka Haruo|Ota Daihachi|Watanabe Saburo|Takeyama Hiroshi|Asakura Setsu|Ota Chu|Ikeda Tatsuo|Murata Michinori|Baba noboru|Cho Shinta|Yamamoto Tadayoshi|Kushida Magoichi|Yamada Saburo|Miyoshi Sekiya|Hijikata Hisakatsu|Claude Okamoto|Yamawaki Yuriko|Nakatani Chiyoko|Murayama Tomoyoshi|Ono Kaoru|Yoshii Tadashi|Terashima Ryuichi|Mizushi Sumiko|Nakatani Sadahiko|Saito Shinjo|Sato Churyo|Akino Fuku|Nishimaki Kayako|Nakano Hirotaka|Hayashi Akiko|Yabuki Nobuhiko|Koide Yasuko


Period May 28 - July 5, 2022
Opening Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM [Last admission is 5:30 PM]
Closed Wednesdays [Except national holidays]
Admission Adults 900yen [*700yen], University students 450yen [*350yen], Advance ticket 700yen
  • If used on the same day of admission, visitors can also use their entry tickets for this exhibition to attend the Collection Exhibition.
  • For groups of 20 people or more, admission fees in [* ] are applied.
  • 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 March 28 - May 27, 2022.
Venue 2F exhibition room 2、3、4
Organized by Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design|THE TOYAMA SHIMBUN,|THE HOKKOKU SHIMBUN|TULIP-TV INC.

Special Cooperation
Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.
Planning Cooperation
Curators Inc. Art & Architecture