Since 1978, the Otani Museum has held annual exhibitions of prize-winning books from the Bologna Book Fair’s illustration competition. This year there were 75 competition winners from 23 different countries, including 15 artists from Japan. This exhibition showcases winning books and features as its highlight all 18 works from Italy-based Rie Tone’s “Poppo no Tabi” series. Also on show will be new pieces by Taro Miura, who held an exhibition at the Bologna Museum of Modern Art earlier this year; Aug. 23-Sep. 28.
Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya; 4-38 Nakahama-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo. Koroen Stn. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 7 p.m.). ¥800. Closed Wed. 0798-33-0164; otanimuseum.jp/home
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