[50th Anniversary] “Mouse’s Vest Exhibition: Nakae Yoshio and Ueno Noriko – A Gift of Imagination” finally opens!

A limited edition gift for visitors who want to walk around pretending to be Nezumi-kun or Nemi-chan, and information on the exhibition catalogue released for the first time. There will also be an autograph session!

The picture book "Mouse's Vest" (published by Poplar Publishing in 1974) is loved by generations. The popular series has sold over 4.9 million copies and currently has 41 volumes, and was created by the husband-and-wife collaboration between author Yoshi Nakae and painter Noriko Ueno. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the birth of this masterpiece, an exhibition entitled "50th Anniversary of the Birth of Mouse's Vest: Yoshi Nakae and Noriko Ueno, A Gift of Imagination" will be held at the Matsuya Ginza 8th Floor Event Square from Wednesday, May 22nd to Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

Approximately 200 pieces of original artwork and rough sketches from all of the works in the Mousekun picture book series will be on display, as well as photo spots with three-dimensional and semi-three-dimensional panels, and an experience corner where you can make your own Mousekun picture book, making this an exhibition the whole family can enjoy.


・An exhibition will be held!

An exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the birth of "Mouse's Vest" (published by Poplar Publishing), "50th Anniversary: Mouse's Vest Exhibition: Nakae Yoshio and Ueno Noriko, A Gift of Imagination," began on Wednesday, May 22nd.
During the event, there will be events that many people, including children, can enjoy!

・Let's pretend to be Mouse-kun and Mouse-chan!
Children of elementary school age or younger will receive Mouse's ears and vest, as well as Nemi-chan's ears!

*Gifts are limited to children of elementary school age or younger.

Children of elementary school age or younger who come to the exhibition will receive a pair of Mouse Ears or Nemi-chan Ears. One per person, while stocks last.
In addition, among the customers who choose the Mouse Ears, we will distribute a Mouse Vest to the first 100 customers each day.

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・First public release! A gorgeous exhibition catalogue

A special cased catalog will be on sale at the exhibition venue. The set includes a catalog filled with the work of Yoshio Nakae and Noriko Ueno, which will deepen your understanding of the exhibition contents, and a picture book that allows you to enjoy the illustrations of Mr. Mouse to your heart's content.

"50th Anniversary of the Birth of Mouse's Vest Exhibition Catalogue"
The picture book series "Mr. Mouse" has been loved by people of all generations and countries. This book introduces the charm of the works in this series, which were created through the collaborative efforts of the husband and wife authors Yoshio Nakae and Noriko Ueno, along with a wealth of photographs taken at the couple's home and studio. In addition, we will introduce their oil paintings, including "The Girl Chico," which has been their life's work since their student days, along with a contribution from picture book author Komako Sakai.
The catalog is packed with other content, including articles about past conversations between the two, albums from their childhood, and a latest interview with Nakae Yoshio. It allows readers to get a deeper insight into the creative secrets and thoughts of Nakae Yoshio and Ueno Noriko.

"The ABCs of Mouse"
A picture book style collection of illustrations that lets you enjoy the gentle and warm world of Mr. Mouse. In order from A to Z, we present a wealth of pictures of Mr. Mouse and his friends.
In addition to the items that appear in Nezumi-kun's works, such as Apple and Cheese, this book also touches on the thoughts and philosophies that Nezumi-kun has conveyed, such as Frame, Imagine, and Small.
At the end of the book, there are explanations of the 41 "Mouse Picture Books" by Mouse-kun.

Price: 3,960 yen (tax included)
Sales location: Special shop at the Mouse's Vest Exhibition venue

・Yoshio Nakae autograph session
Yoshio Nakae will be coming to the exhibition!

During the exhibition, on Saturday, June 1st, Yoshio Nakae, the author of the Mouse-kun picture book series, will be holding a signing session. Not only will he sign, but you will also be able to take photos! Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
・Time: (1st session) 13:30~ / (2nd session) 15:00~
・Numbered ticket distribution: From 11:00 (at the Matsuya Ginza venue entrance same-day ticket counter)
・Venue: Matsuya Ginza 8th floor Event Square, in front of the escalator Special venue ・Capacity: 40 people per session (numbered ticket required)

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"50th Anniversary of the Birth of Mouse's Vest" Yoshio Nakae and Noriko Ueno – A Gift of Imagination – Exhibition Outline

Period: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to Monday, June 3, 2024
Opening hours: 11:00am – 8:00pm *Open until 7:30pm on May 26th (Sun) and June 2nd (Sun). Closing time is 5:00pm on the final day. Admission is available until 30 minutes before closing.

Venue: Matsuya Ginza 8th floor Event Square Address: 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8130
Organizer: Mouse-kun's Vest Exhibition Executive Committee / Special cooperation: Poplar Publishing Art direction: Yoshie Fukushima

Tickets <br /> Tickets on the day: 1,800 yen for adults (2,400 yen for adults with merchandise), 1,300 yen for junior and senior high school students (1,900 yen for junior and senior high school students with merchandise),
Elementary school students: 800 yen (Elementary school students with goods: 1,400 yen)

Advance tickets: 1,500 yen for adults (2,100 yen for adults with merchandise), 1,000 yen for junior and senior high school students (1,600 yen for junior and senior high school students with merchandise),
Elementary school students: 500 yen (Elementary school students with goods: 1,100 yen)

*Tickets are on sale at Asoview: https://www.asoview.com/channel/tickets/WYnlJSQnSF/

*Date and time can only be specified on Saturdays and Sundays, so please select a date and time.
*All admission fees include tax.
*When it is crowded, you may be asked to wait or numbered tickets may be distributed.
*Please check the 50th anniversary exhibition website for ticket details.

50th anniversary exhibition site: https://www.poplar.co.jp/pr/nezumikun50th/exhibition/
50th anniversary website: https://www.poplar.co.jp/pr/nezumikun50th/

[Poplar Publishing Co., Ltd.] Press release

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