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.    
Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.KOT5
Language

English, 

Japanese

Publication/Creation date

2004

No of pages

54

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Happiness Not Chosen?

- Taneo KATO, 加藤種男

The Act of Looking

- Toru KOYAMADA, 小山田徹

The Happiness Not Chosen: Koyamada Toru and the World of Manga Artist Takita Yu
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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