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SHIGA

“Gomi Taro Exhibition: The Days Of Picture Book”

The Museum Of Modern Art, Shiga

by Tomoko Hori

Tokyo native Taro Gomi (b. 1945) has published some 350 picture books that appeal to a wide range of readers, from babies to adults. This show offers a rare opportunity to learn the process of his picture-book making through its display of original drawings and reference materials. There is also a section where visitors can actually enjoy reading representative Gomi Taro books.

On show are around 170 original illustrations from the artist’s published books, as well as a documentary film on how he makes them; till Sept. 11.

The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; (077) 543-2111; 1740-1 Ogaya-cho, Seta Minami, Otsu-shi, Shiga-ken; from Seta Station, JR Biwako Line, take bus bound for Shiga Idai and get off at Bunka Zone-mae bus stop. 5-min. walk from the bus stop. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥950. Closed Mon. www.shiga-kinbi.jp.