【Sup! Kyoto!】 Rimpa and Jakuchu x Rilakkuma & Hatsune Miku collaboration Japanese painting exhibition “Hibiki Au Japanese Art” in Kyoto!

The exhibition “Echoing Japanese Art: Rimpa and Jakuchu x Astro Boy, Hatsune Miku and Rilakkuma” is currently being held at the Hosomi Art Museum in Kyoto from September 6 (Tue) to December 4 (Sun), 2022.

Contemporary Japanese paintings featuring Rilakkuma, Astro Boy, and Hatsune Miku

The exhibition “Resonating Japanese Art: Rimpa and Jakuchu x Astro Boy, Hatsune Miku, and Rilakkuma” introduces Rimpa and Jakuchu works from the Hosomi Collection, as well as the contemporary Japanese painting project “Rinne,” which is based on the motifs of representative characters from Japanese pop culture.

Rilakkuma x Isozurematsu ©2022 San-X Co., Ltd.All Rights Reserved.

Rimpa Feat. Manga: Japanische Malerei aus der Sammlung Hosomi” is a Japanese painting project by Shinya Yamada, art director of Toyowado, a kimono shop and Japanese painting studio in Kyoto, and Tsutomu Hirao, a yuzen painter, under the supervision of Yoshiyuki Hosomi, director of the Hosomi Museum of Art. This exhibition is a commemorative exhibition of their return to Japan.

Astro Boy x Mt. © Tezuka Productions

Jakuchu’s chicken x Hatsune Miku, Mt. Fuji x Astro Boy, etc.

In the exhibited works, scenes from famous paintings of the Edo period by Rimpa and Jakuchu are borrowed, and some of the motifs are changed to modern characters. For example, “Chicken-zu oshie pastebi”, in which Jakuchu painted chickens in ink, boldly features Hatsune Miku. The flow of Miku’s hair, drawn as if in response to the tail feathers of the solitary chicken, is remarkable.

Fuji and Astro Boy, SONAREMATSU and Rilakkuma, and Narihira Higashigori and the Knight of the Ribbon. The artist’s brushwork, which depicts both the background and main motifs by hand, is also a highlight of the exhibition.


Japanese Art Resonating: Rimpa and Jakuchu x Astro Boy, Hatsune Miku and Rilakkuma

【Exhibition Period】 September 6 (Fire) ~ December 4 (Sun), 2022
First Semester: September 6 (Tue) – October 10 (Mon) / Second Semester: October 12 (Wed) – December 4 (Sun)
【Venue】 Hosomi Art Museum
【Address】 6-3 Okazaki Saikyoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
【Hour】 10:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
【Closed】 Every Monday (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
【Admission Fee】 Adults 1,400 yen, Students 700 yen
*Dates and times are subject to change depending on circumstances. The latest information will be announced on the official website.
【Official Website】 http://www.emuseum.or.jp/index.html