Rieko Saibara’s Expo BARAHAKU

 Exhibition Information

Term :
December 10, 2011- February 12, 2012
Closed :
Every Tuesday, December 29, 2011 – January 3, 2012

Museum hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:30 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
Adults 1000yen(800yen)
University/high school students: 500yen(400yen)
Junior high/elementary school students: 300yen(200yen)
*Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city: Free (With current ID). Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups which in more than 20 people, (Only for adults and university/high school students.).
*The reduced price is also available for those who are physically or mentally handicapped and for people over 65 years of age in Kumamoto city, Fukuoka city, Kagoshima city.
Venue :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto GalleryⅠ,Ⅱ.

Organizer by :
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press, KKT (Kumamoto Kenmin TV)
Cooperated by :
Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bizyutuka Renmei (Artists' Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Kokusai Kankou Convention Kyokai, NHK Kumamoto, FM-Kumamoto, FM791, JCN Kumamoto
Sponsored by :
WebCrew Inc., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd, Kodansha Ltd., Shogakukan Inc., Shinchosha Publishing Co, Ltd., Takeshobo Co., Ltd, Byakuya-Shobo Co.Ltd, FUSOSHA Publishing Inc., Futabasha Publishers Ltd, the Mainichi Newspapers, UMADE, Ike-chan to Boku (Ike-chan and I) [Movie], Mainichi Kasan (Everyday Mum) [TV animation], Onnanoko Monogatari (A Tale of a Girl) [Movie], Mainichi Kasan (Everyday Mum) [Movie]
Supported by :
Supervised by :
Rieko Saibara (http://toriatama.net/)
Curated by :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, H’action
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
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 Rieko Saibara’s career as a cartoonist has reached for quarter of a century.
We pleased to show every aspects of her attractiveness. We will exhibit her original pictures, photographic materials, and articles left by Yutaka Kamoshida, her former husband…and show many events as the background for her works.

Rieko Saibara
 Rieko Saibara was born in 1964, in Kochi. She studied at Musashino Art University. She made her professional debut in 1988 with Chikuro Yochien WEEKLY YOUNG SUNDAY. She was awarded the Bungeishunjû Manga Award in 1997 for Bokunchi, the Excellence Prize of the Japan Media Arts Festival’s Manga awards in 2004 for Mainichi Kasan, the Short Story Award of Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Jôkyô monogatari and Mainichi Kasan, the VOGUE NIPPON Women of the Year 2010, The President of the House of Councilors Prize of Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 2011 for Mainichi Kasan.

Presented Works

Original pictures of Mainichi Kasan, Ike-chan to Boku, Onnanoko Monogatari, Dekirukana and so on.

Stills, Scripts, Interview with actors of Movies: Ike-chan to Boku, Onnanoko Monogatari, Mainichi Kasan, Pamanent Nobara, Trophy of awards, Rieko Saibara’s desk (Replica), Photo by Yutaka Kamoshida, and so on.

Related Common Events

The Rieko Saibara’s JINSEI Garyoku Taiketsu
Guest: Rieko Saibara (Cartoonist) , Akira Yamaguchi (Painter)
Host: Kazuhiro Yamaki
Date: December 11 (sun)
Time: 13:00-14:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
*Booking is not required. 100 tickets for seat will be distributed from 10:00 on December 11.
Organizer by : Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Art and Culture Promotion Foundation, Shogakukan Inc.
Supported by: Mizuma Art Gallery

Lecture “The Battle of Mainichi Kasan (Everyday Mum)”
Kazuo Sima (Reporter on the Mainichi Newspapers, the Editor in charge of Mainichi Kasan)
Date: January 8 (sun)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Barahaku Fortune-telling
Admission: Entrance ticket is required, 1 slip for 1person

CAMK Lecture College
Haruko Tomisawa (Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)
Date: December 18 (sun)
Time: 14:00-15:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Guided Tours
Curator introduces the exhibition’s highlights.
Date: On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Talks aren't held when we have lectures, talks, or workshop.
Please call 096-278-7500.
Time: 15:00-15:30
Meeting Place: Entrance of gallery
Admission: Entrance ticket is required

Ohanasi Tamatebako LIVE vol.14
Recital of Literary Works.
Nankichi Niimi’s Buying Mittens and O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi
Reciters: Shiro Honda and Emi Fukushima, RKK Announcers
Date: December 24 (sat)
Time: 14:00-14:45
place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Poetry Reading
Date: January 26 (thu)
Theme: LOVE (Bonds/Family)
Time: 18:00-
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

CAMK Yomigatari
Storytelling Hours for Kids.
Date: (1) December 17 (sat), (2) January 21 (sat) (3) February 11 (sat)
Theme: (1) Presents in winter (2) Japanese Tales (3) Family
Time: 11:30-12:00
Place: Kid’s salon
Admission: Free

Expectant Mother's Tour + Family Tour
Let's enjoy the exhibition with family or friends.
While enjoying the museum art, we will show you convenient facilities for future mothers such as the nursing room or play space for children. This offer is children aged 0-6 years accompanied by adults.
Date: January 28(sat)
Time: 10:30-11:30
Place: Exhibition Space
Admission: Entrance ticket is required.
Capacity: 7 groups (bookings required)
Guide: Curator of CAMK

CAMK 10th Anniversary Commemorative “New Year Lot”
Date: January 4 (Wed.)
Time: 10:00-19:30
Place: an information desk
Admission: Free

New Year Kenko-Mahjong in CAMK
Date: January 9 (sun)
Time: 13:30-17:30
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free
Supported by: Kumamoto Kenko-Mahjong Association

Rieko Saibara drawing present by lots
An application term: December 10, 2011- January 22, 2012
*You can get an application form at the exhibition space (Entrance ticket is required).

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: 5F Art Loft
Admission: Free

Music Wave
We would like to introduce various music players throughout the year.
Place: Home Gallery
Admission: Free

Home Gallery Concert
Concerts daily in the home gallery at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Piano Concerts by volunteer staffs of CAMK