Exhibitions and Events

Exhibition "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy : Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad"

* This exhibition has ended.

Exhibition "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy: Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad" will be held in commemoration of the renovation of the International Library of Children's Literature, and as a sequel to the exhibition "A History of Translations of Children's Books from Abroad," which explored the translated children's books in Japan up until the 1960s.

After the first stage of introducing classic children's literature to Japan was completed, translated children's literature moved to a new stage from the 1970s. Fantasy became closer to our lives from the launch of the familiar series "Harry Potter." Meanwhile, children's literature which faces the cruel realities of the circumstances around children, such as divorce, poverty, and diseases, have been increasingly introduced. This exhibition will attempt to capture the diversity of the translated children's literature after 1970, from the point of eight different perspectives.

Exhibition "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy : Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad"
Date March 22, 2016 (Tue.) - July 24, 2016 (Sun.)
Closed Mondays, public holidays (except Children's Day on May 5), the third Wednesdays
Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue 3F Hall, Brick Building, International Library of Children's Literature (Ueno Park)[ACCESS]
Admission Free