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A Feature of Fukuoka Summer - "Welcome to the Picture Book Museum 2015" is about to start!

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"Tsunagaru Hirogaru" (Connect/Disperse) Picture Books from Throughout the Year.

Summer has arrived! And summer in Fukuoka can only mean one thing... "Oide-yo! Ehon Museum (The Picture Book Museum)"! The event is held in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM) and has been running for 8 consecutive year, having started in 2007. Every year fans look forward to this time in excited anticipation, and this year's event will open on Friday 24 July.
Now in its ninth incarnation, the theme of this years "The Picture Book Museum 2015!" is "Tsunagaru Hirogaru" (Connect/Disperse) - Picture Books from Throughout the Year.- One of the hopes of this event is "to spread the unlimited potential innate in all children far and wide!"

Events will be held throughout the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, for example in the sculpture lounge, there will be workshops, and events that participants can join in with, as well readings from picture books. With a focus on picture books that explore themes relating to Japanese culture and seasonal events, the world of picture books will jump out at visitors and be brought to life in the exhibition space. There's all kinds of stories in this special collection, and you can feel free to peruse at your own leisure a nonsense picture book that will have you rolling on the floor laughing, or a picture book featuring ghost tales that will you give a summer's fright! And with over a thousand picture books on display, this is not an event to be missed! On the opening day there will be a special event, featuring the likes of Shunsuke Nakamura (who performed at last year's event using interactive digital content technology) from Fukuoka-based technology and design company "Shikumi Design," as well as picture book artists Toshio Iwai, and Takashi Yamamoto making an appearance!

From children to adults, the magical world of picture books charm and fascinate people from all generations and walks of life. Reading a picture book, the various characters and stories capture the imagination, stirring your creativity with every page turned. In the exhibition you can experience all kinds of picture books, so why not try and find your favorite! During the run of the exhibition there will also be various lectures and workshops taking place! For those of you who are fans of picture books, don't miss out! (Editorial Dept.: Gon)

Welcome to the Picture Book Museum 2015

Friday 24 July to Thursday 20 August 2015
10:00 - 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
*Open daily during the run of this exhibition.
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
7 & 8th Floor, Riverain Center Bld.,
3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan
TEL: 092-263-1100
[Organiser] Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Nishinippon Shimbun, Television Nishinippon Corporation, NPO Community of the Children and the Culture

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