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Noriyoshi Ohrai: The Illustrator

Noriyoshi Ohrai: The Illustrator

In a nutshell
Amazing, original artwork by the famous Japanese illustrator Noriyoshi Ohrai. The exhibition includes incredibly detailed, colorful paintings, pen and ink drawings and a room filled with printed movie posters and book covers. Ohrai's artwork was used for posters for Star Wars and Godzilla movies, books by famous Japanese authors, advertisements, and magazines. There are portraits of famous personalities, military art, and many science fiction images. A few paintings have rough sketches placed next to them, demonstrating the transition from idea to finished product.

The venue
The Ueno Royal Museum is an older museum in Ueno Park that hosts a wide variety of exhibitions. 

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
Almost no English at all. Only the chapter titles are written in English. 

The feels
Appreciation for Ohrai’s attention to detail and creativity.

Appeal
This is a science fiction/Godzilla lover’s dream.

How far out?
Centrally located Ueno Park.

How much time? 
About half an hour.

How much money?
¥1600 for general admission

Until when?
February 4, 2018

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth it if you love Star Wars, science fiction and/or Godzilla.

Links:
http://www.ueno-mori.org/ (very little English) and http://ohrai.net/ (only in Japanese)

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