Original Artworks SHIMA KOSAKU – Four Seasons –
* We will extend the exhibition period
* Some exhibits will be changed partway through the exhibition
(first part: Mar 14 – May 6, second part May 10 –
Approximately 40 works including donated original artwork will be on display.
♠ 29 original artworks donated by Hirokane Kenshi
(26 from the ‘Shima Kosaku’ series, 1 from ‘Kaji Ryusuke no Gi’ (Kaji Ryusuke’s principles), and 2 from ‘Tasogare Ryusei Gun’ (Like shooting stars in the twilight))
♥ Special feature corner ‘Kyoto and Shima Kosaku’, 12 replicas of original artwork.
♦ Plaster cast of Hirokane Kenshi’s drawing hand taken during his visit to the Kyoto International Manga Museum, and a video of the casting event.
♣ Library display area of volumes from ‘Shima Kosaku’ series, ‘Kaji Ryusuke no Gi’ (Kaji Ryusuke’s principles), and ‘Tasogare Ryusei Gun’ (Like shooting stars in the twilight).
Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1947, Hirokane is a graduate of Waseda University, School of Law.
He worked for the sales department in the head office of Matsushita Electric (currently Panasonic). After retiring, he debuted as a manga artist in 1974, and has since been an active socialist writer who makes readers think about life.
His notable works include the ‘Shima Kosaku’ series, ‘Tasogare Ryusei Gun’ (Like shooting stars in the twilight), ‘Hello hari-nezumi’ (Hello detective hedgehog), ‘Last News’, ‘Ningen kosaten’ (Human intersection), and ‘Yume kojo’ (Dream factory).
He has received numerous awards, including the 30th Shogakukan Manga Award for ‘Ningen kosaten’ in 1985, and the 15th Kodansha Manga Award for ‘Kacho (Manager) Shima Kosaku’ in 1991. In 2007, he received the Purple Ribbon medal.
Currently, he is working on three manga titles: ‘Sodanyaku (counselor) Shima Kosaku’ serialized in ‘Morning’(Kodansha), ‘Tasogare Ryusei Gun’ (Like shooting stars in the twilight) in‘Big Comic Original’ (Shogakukan), and ‘New Senior Paradise’ in ‘Weekly Taishu’.
*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.