The Happiness Not Chosen: Koyamada Toru and the World of Manga Artist Takita Yu, [小山田徹：しあわせのしわせよ]展：漫画家．滝田ゆうの視線とのコラボレーション
This catalogue accompanied the art project by Toru Koyamada, which was carried out as part of Asahi Art Festival 2004. The exhibition was inspired by works of Yu Takita (1932-90), a manga artist from the Mukojima district of Sumida, Tokyo. Koyamada assembled a large number of original drawings and books by Takita, whose intricate works convey the atmosphere of the early Showa period, introducing a world that has a powerful feel-good factor for everyone, despite its idiosyncrasies. During the period of the exhibition, Koyamada also organised fieldwork sessions, walking around the Sumida area with people of a generation who do not know Takita and the era lived by him in order to compare the scenes of Takita's works with Sumida as it is today. The catalogue includes a text by Koyamada as well as descriptions and results of the fieldwork. It also includes biographies of both Takita and Koyamada.
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