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Cover of magazine

Cover of magazine "Chomen" by ASO Saburo
nos. 3, 6, 8, 22, 33, 35,
Museum collection.

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Annex

2-8-1 Yukinoshita, Kamakura, Kanagawa
Tel. +81 467 22 7718

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Train station: Kamakura (JR Yokosuka Line and Enoden Line). Walk in the direction of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and Kitakamakura (about 15 minutes). The Annex is located 5 minutes-walk away from The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura.

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Book Designs and Illustrations by ASO Saburo

September 27, 2014 - January 12, 2015

The painter ASO Saburo (1913-2000) also worked on book designs and illustrations, particularly for the quarterly magazine "Chomen". The entire 59 issues and the drawings for the cover designs in our collection will be on display, besides approx. 50 original pictures of book designs and illustrations. Revealed here is the rich world of Aso extending in small books.

[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery. (Only available in Japanese)
Saturday, October 25
Saturday, November 22
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket.

[Architecture Tour]
Mr. MATSUKUMA Hiroshi, professor of Kyoto Institute of Technology, will give us a lecture, touring the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Kamakura Annex. (Only available in Japanese)
Sunday, October 12
Bookings needed, first 30 applicants.
Free with exhibition ticket.

Please apply via FAX or Inquiry form with event title, your name, address, E-mail address and TEL/FAX number.
FAX to 0467-23-2464
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Mondays (except for October 13, November 3, 24 and January 12), and December 29 - January 3

Opening hours

9:30-17:00 (the last admission is at 16:30)


Adults: 250 yen (150 yen)
Under 20 and Students: 150yen (100 yen)
65 and over and Senior high school students:100 yen

  • Prices in ( ) indicate group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
  • Students under junior high school age and disabled visitors are of no charge.
  • The exhibition ticket to KAMAKURA also entitles entry to KAMAKURA ANNEX for the day of purchase.
  • "Family Communication Day": reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month (October 5, November 2, December 7 and January 4).



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