The exhibition “nakaban original art exhibition of Scenery Where Words are Born” will begin on September 12 at the bookstore “Waon Shobo” in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture.
The event commemorating the publication of Scenery Where Words are Born (ことばの生まれる景色) (text by TSUJIYAMA Yoshio). The book contains passages from 40 masterpieces such as novels and children’s books, essays related to them, and paintings recalled from the masterpieces.
It is a part of an event planned by the publisher Nanaroku-sha Co.(Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo) and held nationwide. HIROBE Takako, owner of Waon Shobo, who watched the event in other prefectures on Twitter, approached the company about it. And it was decided that it would be held at the store.
Inside the store, texts and illustrations of 12 works picked up from the book will be displayed. Her wishes were reflected in the selection of the work. “A Travelling Tree (HOSHINO Michio), Journal of a Solitude (May SARTON) and Momo (Michael ENDE) were some of my favorite works that were chosen.” she says with a smile.
The store opened in April this year. There are talk shows inviting business book authors and meetups for book lovers.
“I want to offer meetings and experiences through books, and I plan events little by little. I hope this exhibition will be a good opportunity for everyone to feel the new way of enjoying books, not just following texts and illustrations.” she says.
During the event, visitors will receive an original bookmark related to the book as a special gift. There are also stamps based on the illustrations drawn by nakaban, the illustrator of the book, based on the image of Fukui and the store. HIROBE says, “If you put a stamp on it and take it home as a memory of your visit”.
Open 11:00 to 19:00
Closed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Period: September 12, 2019 to September 23, 2019
(The article was published by Fukui Keizai Shimbun.)