Special Autumn Exhibiti: Commemorating the 120th Anniversary of Osaragi Jiro’s birth Osaragi Jiro and his 501 Cats
First Half: Friday, September 15 – Sunday, October 22, 2017
(exhibit will be changed October 23-26—museum closed),
Second Half: Friday, October 27 – Sunday, November 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)
September 19, 25; October 2, 10, 16, 30; November 6, 13, 20 (exhibit will be changed October 23-26-museum closed)
Adults: 700 (630) yen High School, College Students: 400 (360) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver
Known for writings such as Kurama Tengu (“The Tengu of Mt. Kurama”), Paris Moyu (“Paris is Burning”) and Tennono Seiki (“Century of Emporers”), Osaragi Jiro, literary master of the Showa Era, was such a cat lover he is quoted as saying “Cats are my companions for life,” and he was always surrounded by a dozen or more cats. He produced some sixty volumes of writing dealing with cats, including the longtime best-selling children’s book, Suitcho Neko (“Suitcho the Cat”). In commemorating the 120th anniversary of Osaragi’s birth, we will reflect on his works, and introduce his diverse collection of cat dolls, cat ukiyo-e and other cat-related pieces.
Museum Talk: Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, October 28 (PM13:30~)