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The late Harada Osamu (1946-2016) was the progenitor of the OSAMU GOODS that enjoyed explosive popularity, particularly among junior and senior high school girls, from the late 70s through to the 90s.
His illustrations, influenced by American comics, TV cartoons and pop art of the 50s and 60s, especially his characters drawn with clear, concise lines and refreshing colors, had an immense impact on the Japanese 'kawaii' culture that followed.
This first posthumous exhibition of Harada's work to tour Japan presents an overview of the much-loved artist, from his work for the magazine an・an that began his work as an illustrator, to a focus on work in other areas including advertising, publishing, and various goods, as well as early materials from his childhood up to his mid-20s, and material related to his essay collection, Boku no Bijutsu-chō.
When: Until Sun. 30 Aug. (10:00 - 19:00; Last entry 18:30) Closed Mondays (or the following weekday when Monday falls on a national holiday).
Where: Kiyosu City Haruhi Art Museum (清須市はるひ美術館), Kiyosu City (清須市)
Access: A 20-minute walk northeast from Kiyosu Sta. (清洲駅, CA70) on the JR Tōkaidō Line (JR東海道本線)
Admission: General admission 700 Yen; University and Senior HS students 500 Yen; Junior HS students and younger free; Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person free.
Website: http://www.museum-kiyosu.jp/ (Japanese)