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Exhibition of Original Drawings "Karo & Piyobpt" 

Friday, February 2, 2024 - Saturday, May 4, 2024
"Karo & Piyobpt" was produced by Yamamura Animation on 1992. After 31 years, a web comic with the same title was distributed from January 2024. To commemorate the 31st aniversary and the new series, the exhibition of original drawings of "Karo & Piyobpt". 

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

May 3, 4 and extra date ! May 5, 6, 10, 11


 (every Friday and Saturday, 12:00-18:00)

Venue: Au Praxinoscope

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Exhibition of Original Drawings and Prints of "Dozens of Norths" and Three Short Films

Friday, January 20, 2023 - Saturday, March 25, 2023
Original drawings and prints of four animated films, In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket, A Bite of Bone, Polar Bear Bears Boredom and Dozens of Norths are exhibited and sold.
January 20, 21, February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
Venue: Au Praxinoscope (every Friday and Saturday, 12:00-18:00)
In commemoration of the 3-day limited theatrical release of "Dozens of Norths" and Three Short Films at Shin-Bungei-Za, Ikebukuro, January 27-29, we will exhibit and sell original animation drawings and Ziegler prints of Yano Honami 's "A Bite of Bone", Yuki Yoko's "In the Big Yard Inside the Teeny-Weeny Pocket", Koji Yamamura's "Polar Bear Bears Boredom" and "Dozens of Norths". The exhibition will also include the sale of Gigley prints.

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<Animation Cabin> vol.5
Invisibie Figure

Dectober 13rd ~ December 29th, 2018
"Figure" imagined in the head, "Figure" in mind ...
In various narrative ways, such as fiction, poetry, documentary, they use techniques such as drawing and collage to create images. The collection of narrative "Figure" animation filled with fun of creation. 

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Pärn's “KILPLASED” prints

May 5th - September 1st, 2018
Renowned Estonian animation director Priit Pärn created this series of 14 illustrations for KILPLASED (GOTHAMITES), a book about a village and the comical people who live there. He adopted Pieter Breugel's drawing style for the genre scenes that connect actions across multiple illustrations. Numerous motifs unfold simultaneously to give glimpses of fragments from the story and bring to mind Pärn’s animation films.
This exhibition features the complete set of KILPLASED giclee prints, which are also offered for sale.

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<Animation Cabin> vol.4
Very Best of Contemporary Italian Shorts

September 15th ~ December 23rd, 2017
A startling performance of city graffiti in motion, Blu's "Muto"; Gianluigi Toccafondo's sad and erotic autobiographical memory fragment "La Piccola Russia"; Roberto Catani's "La Funambola" a beautiful film you will want to watch again and again with music by Norman Roger; and more. A collection of masterful animated shorts by some of Italy's leading independent filmmakers.
We hope you will enjoy the beautiful and strange graphics and the dark and melancholy lights and shadows of Italy.

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Theodore Ushev of LIPSETT DIARIES

12th January - 14th April, 2018

We hold the original drawings by Teodore Ushev, a director from Bulgaria and Canada who has won various awards such as Academy Award nomination and Genie prize and is active in the world.

Drawing animation "Lipsett Diaries" is a work that attempted to reproduce the lost diary of Canadian legendary film artist Arthur Lipsett who was passt away at 49 years old. Draw the writer's inner face towards destruction with intense brush and calm gaze and present skepticism to existence.
We will exhibit and sell original drawings of "Lipsett Diaries" and image sketches of "Physics of Sadness" currently under construction.

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Ryo Orikasa, Drawings

April 22nd ~ July 29th, 2017
We hold an original drawings by Ryo Orikasa, an acclaimed animation artist who expresses the relationship between words and letters and images with experimental animation.
Ryo Orikasawho has won numerous awards at the international animation film festival of the world attracts attention not only in the animation related person but also in contemporary art world. Through this exhibition, we will approach the secret of the transformation of Orikasa who runs the tip of independent animation, the image swaying between meaning and figure.
Exhibits and sales of original drawings and drawings used for animation work, exhibition and sale of 23 drawings, as well as books and creative process diagrams that triggered creation.

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Print Works by Yuri Norstein

January 13th ~ March 25th, 2017
Exhibition and sale of giclee prints of works by Russian master filmmaker Yury Norshtein.
Each print is personally signed by director Norshtein and art director Francesca Yarbusova and bears the embossed seal of authentication of the original print work by Norshtein Studio Arte.
Works on display: "Hedgehog in the Fog" "Heron and Crane" "Tale of Tales" "A Winter's Day," and "The Overcoat" 14 Giclee prints.

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Jean-Vincent Sénac

July 29th ~ November 26th, 2016
"Pretty, humorous, and full of esprit de corps ideas!
Rich ideas condensed into short sentences...
Experience the origin of animation in a flip book!
5 original drawings
38 original drawings for the flip book
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<Animation Cabin> vol.3
"Nonsense for kids ?!"

May 13th to July 23rd, 2016
Nonsense animation for children!
Because it’s nonsense, it makes sense.
A complex showcase to leave you with a foggy mind.
"The Mechanism of Spring", "Time Out", "Deux Amis (Two Friends)", "Rubicon”, "A Child's Metaphysics", "Apple Pie"

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<Animation Cabin> vol. 2

March 11th ~ May 7th, 2016
Using the fundamental element of animation, the loop, the artist depicts unknown ecosystems and worlds from micro and macro perspectives.
the unknown ecosystems and worlds from micro and macro perspectives.
The film is a vivid cinematic experience that transcends the time and space format of film.
Rhizome (2015, 11:55), Il(s) tourne(nt) en rond (2011,loop, 4:48), Kyrielle (2011, loop, 10:00)

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<Animation Cabin> vol.1
Koji Yamamura selection, best animated shorts in 2015

the January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, the February 6th,13th, 2016
"Conversation" Dir.: Ana Horvat / "Erlking" Dir.: Georges Schwizgebel / "Isle of Seals" Dir.: Edmunds Jansons / "Benches №0458" Dir.: Ivan Maximov / "Leftover" Dir.: Tibor Banoczki, Sarolta Szabo

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by Andreas Hykade

September 4th - December 26th, 2015
Creator of the TV series "Tom" and winner of two Grand Prix awards at the Ottawa International Animated Film Festival, he has made an impact at film festivals around the world with his Country Trilogy and continues his energetic personal production as a leader in independent German animation Andreas Hucade. His animations and illustrations, which use rounded, soft and well-defined lines with intensity and unique depth, have been increasingly refined in recent years to their simplicity.
For her first solo exhibition in Japan, she will exhibit and sell 36 prints from "Myself LA," a series of original drawings based on her own experiences in LA. We hope you will enjoy Hucade's world of light and shadow, eros and thanatos in the midst of humor.

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Karo & Piyobupt exhibition

1st May - 29th August, 2015
The exhibition will feature original drawings from "Karo and Piyobpy" (directed by Koji Yamamura), which has been broadcast on NHK since 1993 and still retains a fresh appeal, original drawings from the comic "Like a Bird" ("Katei Gaho International", Sekai Bunka Sha, 2004~2005), and life-sized figures created at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan (2005). Life-size figures created at Expo 2005 will be on display. Original goods will also be on sale.

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Georges Schwizgebel solo exhibition

January 9th - April 25th, 2015
The exhibition of the original animation drawing of Georges Schwizgebel who is making experimental short animation films since '70.
Approach with full of playful and by building a thorough style, he is continue to create a masterpiece of freely motion. "The Ride to the Abyss" ('92) is said to be one of the best animation ever history.

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Collection by Koji Yamamura:
World Animation filmmaker's Artworks

4th October - 27th December, 2014
Yuriy Norshteyn “The Overcoat”, Frédéric “Back The Man Who Planted Trees”, Michèle Lemieux “Here and the Great Elsewhere” and so on, 13 Animation Filmmaker's artworks are owned by Koji Yamamura.
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Igor Kovalyov solo exhibition

7th June - 27th September, 2014
Igor Kovalyov is a world-renowned animation dorector as his parsonal works and some industry animation from Russia and LA. We display and sell original prints by the artist.
His masterpiece "Milch" won the Grand Prix at seven film festivals and was acclaimed by Yury Norshtein as "one of the ten best animated films in the world, by James Joyce's standards. It is one of the 10 best animated films in the world.

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Priit Pärn solo exhibition 2

1st Feburuary - 31st May, 2014
Priit Pärn is a world-renowned animator, cartoonist, and printmaker from Estonia.
We display and sell etchings by the artist as well as original drawings from his animations.
Exhibition and sale of original celluloid pictures and layouts of masterpiece animations "Hotel E", "Breakfast on the Grass", "Night of Carrot", etc.

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Priit Pärn solo exhibition

5th October, 2013 - 25th January, 2014
The surreal world of Priit Pärn, a leading Estonian animation director. Exhibition and sale of original etchings by Priit Pärn.

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Setegaya-ku, Tokyo