BABA Noboru Exhibit “The Eleven Cats” Come to the Museum Nyago! Nyago! Nyago!
July 29 (Wed) – September 6 (Sun) 2009
BABA Noboru (1927-2001) was a manga artist as well as a picture book artist, whose works continued to be loved by many to this day.
Born in Sannohe Town of Aomori Prefecture, BABA moved to Tokyo after becoming friends with SHIRAKI Shigeru, a writer of children’s literature from the same hometown, and started his career as a manga artist. After producing the popular children’s manga works such as “Posto-kun” and “Būtan”, BABA expanded his field of work to include newspapers and weekly magazines, gaining support from multiple generations. BABA also was active in the world of picture books, in particular, his work, “Jūippiki no Neko” (Eleven Hungry Cats) was made into a 6 volume series, which has been a record breaking long-running bestseller, selling over 3 million copies.
This exhibit introduces the work of BABA Noboru in its entirety, and is also the first retrospective exhibit of BABA Noboru. Coming and going between the two genres of manga and picture books, BABA spent his life illustrating works filled with humor and warmth. This exhibit introduces his work, beginning with the “Jūippiki no Neko” (Eleven Cats) series, and includes never before seen precious materials from his early career such as manga originals, rough sketches, and the notes of the artist.
Outline of the Exhibit
|1||Name||BABA Noboru Exhibit|
|2||Period||June 29 (Wed) – September 6 (Sun) 2009
|3||Location||Aomori Museum of Art Special Exhibit Gallery|
|4||Hours||9:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)|
|5||Organizers||BABA Noboru Exhibit Committee (Aomori Museum of Art, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., Daily Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Mutsu Shimpo Co., Ltd.)
|6||Special Cooperation||Sannohe Town, Koguma Publishing Co., Ltd.|
|7||Supports||Aomori Prefecture Board of Education, Aomori Prefecture Child-Care Union, Aomori Prefecture Private Kindergarten Union, Aomori Prefecture PTA Union|
|8||Admission||General 800 Yen (600 Yen)
University and High School Students 500 Yen (400 Yen)
Junior High and Elementary School Students 200 Yen (100 Yen)
Aomori Museum of Art
|Address||185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori,
Aomori, 038-0021, Japan
|Access||(JR) 20 minutes by car from JR Aomori Station
(Aomori Municipal bus.) 20 min. by bus bound for "MENKYO-CENTER" from JR Aomori Station.The Bus Stop "Kenritsu-bijutsukan-mae"
(Airport) 20 minutes by car from the Aomori Airport.
(Highway) 5 minutes by car from the Tohoku Expressway Aomori Interchange