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“My Punctuation Marks, Part II — The Food Scenes: Works by 171 Contemporary Illustrators of Japan”

Tobacco & Salt Museum

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

With contributions by 171 artists from the Tokyo Illustrators Society, this exhibition showcases works under the general theme of “food,” spanning a wide range of subjects that include cooking ingredients, chefs and people enjoying eating.

Every illustration is accompanied with an explanation so that visitors have a better understanding of the artist’s intentions. Also, talk sessions about food with Japanese celebrities, such as rakugo storyteller Kokontei Shinsuke and playwright and film director Koki Mitani, will be scheduled during the exhibition period. Reservations are necessary for the talks; May 19 till July 1.

Tobacco & Salt Museum; (03) 3476-2041; 1-16-8, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Shibuya Station, JR lines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥100. Closed Mon. www.jti.co.jp/Culture/museum/index.html.