ITOCHU Announces ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE's New Exhibition Akihiro Nishino's Picture Book Illustration Exhibition in Otogi-machi Biennale

April 27, 2015

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in the CI Plaza, a commercial facility situated next to ITOCHU’s Tokyo Head Office, in October 2012. The gallery was part of ITOCHU’s social contribution activities, with the aim of developing the future generation through art, contributing to the local community, and promoting both local and overseas art and culture. Various exhibitions have since been held in the space.

ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE has decided to support the diverse work of Akihiro Nishino, who brings a breath of fresh air to the art industry, from the perspective of fostering a future generation.
We will host the largest solo exhibition of the work of Akihiro Nishino (a member of the manzai comedian duo King Kong, of the Yoshimoto Creative Agency) called “Akihiro Nishino’s Picture Book Illustration Exhibition in Otogi-machi Biennale.” The exhibit will display a compilation of picture book illustrations that have appeared in all of his exhibitions, held nationwide, so far. The exhibition is expected to be a creative festival over the summer vacation period as a starting point for his Otogi-machi town-building initiatives.

Akihiro Nishino’s Picture Book Illustration Exhibition in Otogi-machi Biennale

Akihiro Nishino’s solo exhibition of a collection of fine all-black picture book illustrations drawn with a 0.03 mm pen was held in New York, and now traveling around the country in Japan by volunteers.
The exhibition at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE will be the largest collection with approximately 150 pieces, showing Akihiro Nishino’s world from the past in chronological order, while also exhibiting his new works.
Akihiro Nishino has created three picture books. His unique world of fantasy is reflected in Otogi-machi.
The creators and performers selected by Akihiro Nishino himself will liven up Otogi-machi together with Nishino.


Sponsor Gallery TAGBOAT Inc.
Co-sponsor ITOCHU Corporation

Sunday, August 2 to Saturday, August 29, 2015

(Open every day during the event period)

Hours 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission Free


CI Plaza B1F, 2-3-1 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

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