Exhibitions and Events

Small exhibitions held in Researchers' Reading Room

Names of small themed exhibitions (Link to Japanese page) Descriptions
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2016 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2016 (Exhibition period:February 21,2017-).
How to Search Myths, Legends and Folk Tales This exhibition was based on the "ILCL Search Guide for Myths, Legends and Folk Tales of the World", which was updated in December 2016, and includes content from Folk Tales of Japan, which is already available on the Research Navi. It is an introduction to books that are useful in searching myths, legends, and folk tales. (Exhibition period:January 5, 2017- April 23, 2017).
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2015 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2015 (Exhibition period:February 23, 2016-February 19,2017).
Small-themed exhibition related to "Ciao! Italia -‘Fantasista Spellbinders' of children's books" Running concurrently with the exhibition entitled "Ciao! Italia -‘Fantasista Spellbinders' of children's books" in the third-floor Museum of the ILCL Brick Building is a mini-exhibition of related materials, including award-winning books and works from Premio Andersen Prize-winning authors. (Exhibition period:October 25, 2016-December 27, 2016)
Small-themed exhibition related to "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy: Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad" Running concurrently with the exhibition entitled "Facing the Reality, Soaring in the Fantasy: Fifty years of modern Japanese translations of children's books from abroad" is a mini-exhibition displaying modern fantasy books that were translated into Japanese, like Harry Potter, and those that were made into animated films. (Exhibition period:March 22, 2016- July 24, 2016)
Japanese Winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award The Hans Christian Andersen Award is bestowed every other year by the International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY). Also known as the Little Nobel Prize for Literature, it is given to living authors and illustrators from all over the world in recognition of an oeuvre that represents a permanent contribution to children's literature. This exhibition featured a selection of materials related to four Japanese winners of the award, including examples of their works that have been translated into other languages. (Exhibition period: September 17, 2015- March 15, 2016)
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2014 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2014 (Exhibition period:January 22, 2015-February 21,2016).
Small-themed exhibition related to "Children's Literature in the 21st Century -2 Children's Literature" As part of the renewal of an exhibition entitled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections," the ILCL displayed examples of Japanese children's literature
published mainly after 2000. (Exhibition period:December 2, 2014-August 29,2015)
To persons who connect children and books-Basic book list for services for children This is a basic list of books that are recommend for those engaged in providing services for children at public libraries, school libraries and private libraries (bunkos), as well as for persons who are interested in children's books including picture books and storytelling.
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2014 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2014 (Exhibition period:January 22, 2015 -).
Small-themed exhibition related to "Children's Literature in the 21st Century -2 Children's Literature" As part of the renewal of an exhibition entitled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections," the ILCL displayed examples of Japanese children's literature published mainly after 2000. (Exhibition period:December 2, 2014 -)
To persons who connect children and books-Basic book list for services for children This is a basic list of books that are recommend for those engaged in providing services for children at public libraries, school libraries and private libraries (bunkos), as well as for persons who are interested in children's books including picture books and storytelling.
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2013 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2013 (Exhibition period:January 16, 2014 - January 20, 2015)
Small-themed exhibition relate to "Children's Literature in the 21st Century-1 Picture books" As part of the renewal of an exhibition entitled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections," the ILCL displayed examples of Japanese picture books and writers mainly after 2000. (Exhibition period:February 25, 2014 - November 29, 2014)
Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World The ILCL held an exhibition entitled "Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World" from July 29, 2014 to August 24, 2014 in the 3F Hall of the ILCL. In support of the exhibition, this small-themed exhibition displayed part of materials in the 2011 and 2013 versions of the barrier-free children's book catalog compiled biennially by IBBY and was held in the Researchers' Reading Rooms 2 of the ILCL. (Exhibition period:Jury 17, 2014 - October14, 2014)
Works of Masamoto Nasu On the occasion of changing the display in the children's book writers corner in an exhibition entitled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections," the ILCL featured Masamoto Nasu. (Exhibition period:August 20, 2013 - February 22, 2014)
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2012 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2012. (Exhibition period:January 18, 2013 - January14, 2014)
Feature - Andersen Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author of children's stories for whom the Hans Christian Andersen Award was named was featured in an exhibition entitled "Children's books link the World - Hans Christian Andersen Award 2012 & IBBY Honour List 2012." (Exhibition period:22 August, 2013 - October 15, 2013 )
Works of picture book illustrators in IBBY Honour List (2012) This exhibition featured works of picture book illustrators in "IBBY Honour List (2012) (Exhibition period:Jury 18, 2013 - October15, 2013)
Works of Nankichi Niimi On the occasion of changing the display of the children's book writers' corner in an exhibition entitled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections," the ILCL featured Nankichi Niimi.
Small themed exhibition related to "For healthy growth of children - Children's literature in the late 1950s" This exhibition featured studies on works and writers who won a Child Welfare Cultural Award in the 1950s in relation to an exhibition titled "For healthy growth of children : Introduction to Cultural Materials (publications) of Child Welfare Recommended by the Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare"
Works of Kenji Miyazawa This exhibition featured Kenji Miyazawa on the occasion of changing the display of the children's book writers' corner in an exhibition titled "Japanese Children's Literature: A history from the International Library of Children's Literature Collections".
How to search for Kamishibai (paper drama) - Guide to Utilize "Search Guide" (1) Throughout their daily duties, ILCL staff members acquire expertise in searching for materials related to specific subject matter. This exhibition features techniques and tools that can be used to find materials and related institutions by theme or material group of the NDL characteristic collections. Using actual materials and panels, this exhibition explained a search guide for Kamishibai (paper drama).
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2011 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2011.
Small-themed exhibitions related to "Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World" This small-themed exhibition was held in support of an exhibition entitled "Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World" in the 3F Hall of the ILCL and featured materials such as book lists to search for picture books and children's books on disabilities as well as materials of book talks related to the exhibition. (Exhibition period: July 31, 2012 - August 25,2012)
Living with Disability Everybody is different and has their own unique individuality. We can choose some of the things that makes us individuals, but there are other things that we cannot choose and can only accept. Yet all these features contribute to our individuality. This exhibition featured books about people with disabilities as well as books that are designed to be easy-to read for people with disabilities. (Exhibition period: Jury 31,2012 - August 25,2012)
Works of Shuntaro Tanikawa This small- themed exhibition was held in support of a lecture entitled "Asking Mr. Shuntaro Tanikawa: Poems are Picture Books, Picture Books are Poems" on February 18, 2012.
More dragon books in the year of the dragon! This small-themed exhibition was held in support of an exhibition titled "New Year Exhibition - dragons, dragons, dragons!" in 3F Hall of the ILCL.
Children's Book Collection of the Gordon W. Prange Collection -How to search Children's books in the Occupation Period This small-themed exhibition was held in support of a lecture entitled "Children's books in the Occupation Period: from the Gordon W. Prange Collection" on December 3, 2011
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2010 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2010.
More Children's books in the Victorian Era This exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "Children's Books in the Victorian Era; from the Winnington-Ingram Collection" held from October 5, 2011 to December 25, 2011 in the 3F Hall of the ILCL displayed.
Japanese writers who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award - Suekichi Akaba, Suekichi Akaba and Michio Mado This exhibition featured three past winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award: Suekichi Akaba (winner of the Illustrator award in 1980), Mitsumasa Anno (winner of the Illustrator award in 1984) and Michio Mado (winner of the Author award in 1994). Also displayed were the original books which won the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Books written by Kaneko Misuzu This exhibition introduced the works and life of Kaneko Misuzu, a writer of poetry for children thorough research studies. This exhibition was held in the Researchers' Reading Room 1.
Small themed exhibition related to "The Golden Age of the Picture Book" This exhibition related to "The Golden Age of the Picture Book: 1920s & 1930s - History's Message to Children" was held from September 18, 2010 to February 6, 2010 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.
Nerdy love on Japan? - Japan in French children's books Sakutarō Hagiwara, a Japanese poet, once wrote; "I'd like to be off to France, but France is so frightfully far." The influence of Japanese comics and animation has been growing worldwide, and the adoration of Japanese culture in France is well known. This exhibition featured books about "kawaii" Japanese culture published in France.
Small themed exhibition related to "Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan" This exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "Children's Books Going Overseas from Japan" and was held from February 20, 2010 to September 5, 2010 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2009 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2009.
Mojyape, again. "Mojyape (Mojya-mojya Peter) refers to the German children's picture book series "Der Struwwelpeter" written by Heinrich Hoffmann. Following an exhibition entitled "Struwwelpeter and other German children's books" held in 2006, this small-themed exhibition featured related materials, including books added into the ILCL's collection after the original exhibition in 2006, so that visitors would have another opportunity to enjoy "Mojyape again."
Small themed exhibition related to "Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World" This small-themed exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World" held from August 21, 2010 to September 12, 2010 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.
Books for people with disabilities and books on people with disabilities This exhibition featured books for and about people with disabilities, especially those from around the world that have yet to be translated into Japan.
Small themed exhibition related to "All Aboard! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles" This exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "All Aboard! For a Trip around Books on Vehicles" held from July 18, 2009 to February 7, 2010 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.
Small themed exhibition related to "Palette of Dream Colours IV" This exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "Palette of Dream Colours IV″and was held from March 14, 2009 to July 5, 2009 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.
Award-Winning Japanese Children's Books 2008 This exhibition displayed works which won Japanese main literary awards for children in 2008
Exotic Japan -Children's books on Japan unknown to Japanese This exhibition featured books about Japanese folktales or stories for children set in Japan but published outside Japan.
Barrier-free Picture Books from Around the World This exhibition featured books selected from IBBY book lists of children's books about handicaps or books designed to be easy-to- read for people with disabilities.
World of Illustrations for Children: Picture Magazines and Their Artists This exhibition featured materials related to an exhibition entitled "World of Illustrations for Children: Picture Magazines and Their Artists" held from September 20, 2008 to February 15, 2009 in the 3F Museum of the ILCL.