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Tokyo Shoseki Co., Ltd. Announcement of “Kensuke Miyazaki Picture Book “Over the Wall” Original Art Exhi bition”

Tokyo Shoseki Co., Ltd.
Announcement of “Kensuke Miyazaki Picture Book ‘Over the Wall’ Original Art Exhibition”
The original illustrations for the new English picture book “Over the Wall” scheduled to be published by Tokyo Shoseki Co., Ltd. in June 2024 will be exhibited at the Miyazaki Kensuke Exhibition held from February 15th (Thursday) to February 24th (Saturday), 2024. This will be announced at his solo exhibition before the publication of the picture book.
The English picture book “Over the Wall” is based on Kensuke Miyazaki’s past international mural work and conveys an important message to children living in difficult times.
During the exhibition period, you can view the paintings along with a booklet introducing the contents of the picture book at the venue, and advance reservations for the picture book are also accepted.
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[Image 2:×1378.jpg] ■Kensuke Miyazaki Picture Book “Over the Wall” Original Art Exhibition Date: February 15th (Thursday) to February 24th (Saturday), 2024 Talk event: February 15, 2024 (Thursday) 15:00 ~
11:00-19:00 (Saturdays, until 17:00) / Closed on 18th and 19th *Open on 23rd (Friday, holiday)
Address: Kazuko Ginza 8-chome Building 1F, 8-10-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo ☎: 03-6228-5922
●6 minutes walk from A3 exit of Ginza Station (Ginza Line, Hibiya Line) ●Shinbashi Station (6 minutes walk from Ginza Line Exit 1/7 minutes walk from JR Yamanote Line Ginza Exit)
●6 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza Station (Hibiya Line, Toei Asakusa Line) Exit A1
[Kensuke Miyazaki]
Born in Saga City in 1978. After completing the master’s program at the University of Tsukuba’s Graduate School of Fine Arts, he moved to England and created a piece with the theme of Super Happy. He is in charge of the project “Over the Wall”, which leaves murals around the world, and has worked in slums in Kenya (2015), at the national hospital in Timor-Leste (2016), in collaboration with UNHCR in Ukraine (2017), and in a women’s prison in Ecuador (2017). 2018) and other activities. In this solo exhibition, the original illustrations for the English picture book “Over the Wall” (Tokyo Shoseki), scheduled to be published in June 2024, which summarizes his past activities, will be unveiled before publication. Advance reservations for picture books will be accepted at the venue during the exhibition period.
■About the English picture book “Over the Wall”
Title: “Over the Wall”
Publisher: Tokyo Shoseki
Kensuke Miyazaki/illustration Yoichi Kiyota/original text
Publication schedule: June 2024 (planned)
List price: 1,650 yen (1,500 yen + tax 10%)
Format/Number of pages: A4 variant/40 pages
ISBN 978-4-487-81749-8 C8780
■Book overview
Sammy the swallow flies around the world. He has a human friend named Hiroshi in Ishinomaki. Ishinomaki is home to one of the murals created by the Over the Wall project, and Winnie, the whale in the painting, introduces Sammy to friends in murals from all over the world. Sammy travels around the world, and in Ecuador, he meets Tiny the
hummingbird and hears the story of a sad prisoner who committed a crime because of his poverty. It is said that although you cannot drink the nectar from the flowers in the painting, the flowers can bloom in people’s hearts. In Timor-Leste, he meets Felix the crocodile and learns about the importance of the sun and how it gives life to people. I learned that the sun is painted on the walls of hospitals as a symbol of protecting life. Sammy then flies to Ukraine. There, Kira the seagull is there, and they hear a folk tale from Ukraine about how various animals warm up inside a glove dropped by a traveler, and that warmth creates peace. Sammy returns to Ishinomaki and talks to Winnie. Winnie tells them that there was once a large tsunami in Ishinomaki, and they learn that nature sometimes shows its fangs. Hiroshi hears from Sammy about murals around the world and draws flowers,
hummingbirds, and crocodiles in his sketchbook. Then other swallows arrive and tell them that there is a war going on in Ukraine. The mural in Ukraine is damaged and the animals in the glove appear to be gone. The animals are at a loss, and Tiny the hummingbird tries his best to put out the fire by taking a drop of water into his mouth. Hiroshi, who doesn’t have wings, feels at a loss because he can’t do anything. However, what were the words that turned Sammy the Swallow into Hiroshi?
《Bibliography overview》
English picture book “Over the Wall”
■Kensuke Miyazaki/illustration Yoichi Kiyota/original text
■List price 1,650 yen (1,500 yen + tax 10%)
■A4 variant/40 pages
■ISBN978-4-487-81749-8 C8780
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