Rokko Music Box Museum Special Exhibition “Music Box Theater Matsumoto Katsushika“ Alice in Wonderland ” ” ~ Performing “Alice in Wonderland” with the sound of a music box and the work of Katamatsu Matsumoto, a leading illustration artist

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Rokko Music Box Museum Special Exhibition “Music Box Theater Matsumoto Katsushika“ Alice in Wonderland ”” ~ Performing “Alice in Wonderland” with the sound of a music box and the work of Katamatsu Matsumoto, a leading illustration artist
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The Rokko Music Box Museum (a museum-equivalent facility) operated by Rokkosan Kanko Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kobe City, President: Koji Miyanishi, wholly owned by Hanshin Electric Railway Co., Ltd.) will operate from March 20, 2020 to May 8, 2020. Until Friday (Friday), a special exhibition “Music Box Theater Matsumoto Katsutoshi” Alice in Wonderland “will be held.
■ Special Exhibition “Music Box Theater Matsumoto Katsutoshi” Alice in Wonderland “”
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In this exhibition, a picture book “Alice in Wonderland” written by Katsue Matsumoto, one of Kobe’s leading illustration artists from Showa (First Edition: 1962, Published by Kodansha, Reprinted: 2017, Published by Nisino Picture Book Ya) is projected on the screen and performed with live performances such as antique music boxes and recitation by staff.
You can appreciate Alice’s world of soft and gentle colors drawn by Matsumoto Katsura not only visually but also by hearing.
[Date] March 20 (Fri)-May 8 (Fri) 2020
[Performance time] From 10:30 to 16:30, every 15 minutes from 30 minutes every hour
* A concert of another program is also held every hour from 00:00. * You can enjoy it only with the admission fee.
[Performance] Alice in Wonderland
[Example of instrument used]
・ Polyphone 103 type (disc music box / around 1900 / Germany) ・ Polyphone 54 type “Mikado” (disc music box / around 1900 / Germany) [Image 2

-Planning intention-
The first edition of Alice in Wonderland, written by British mathematician CL Dodison under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, was published in 1865. The hotel houses automatic musical instruments such as antique music boxes, which were in their heyday in the 19th century when Alice was written. Through the sounds of these collections, the atmosphere of the era when the work was written was reproduced, and the sound of the nostalgic music box and the world of Alice in Matsumoto Katsura’s retro and gentle colors were planned in harmony. -What is “Music Box Theater”-
In this museum, a live-style performance style that combines the artist’s illustrations and videos with the performance of automatic music instruments such as music boxes is called “music box theater”. Until now, we have performed with prints, sand art, shadow paintings, etc., and we have created a series as a unique hotel unique project. [Image 3

ぢ Matsumoto’s profile ぢ
From 1904 (Meiji 37) to 1986 (Showa 61), he is an illustration artist, manga artist, children’s painter, and goods creator. Born in Kobe and raised in Tokyo. After dropping out of Rikkyo Junior High School, he studied drawing at Kawabata Painting School. Started a part-time job of drawing a magazine cut to help his household while in junior high school. In the early Showa era, debuted as an illustration artist in a girl’s magazine. Among the exotic and delicate beautiful girl paintings, lyrical, she established a new type of girl painting with vivid brightness and became popular with Junichi Nakahara as a new generation of painters following Kayo Takahata and Niji Fukiya. Two minutes. On the other hand, the serial comic “Kurukuru Walnut-chan”, which appeared in 1938, was a pioneering work of girls’ comics and was made into goods one after another, becoming the original character goods for girls.
-Business Overview-
[Admission fee] Adults (junior high school and older) 1,050 yen, Children (4 years old-elementary school) 530 yen
[Business hours] From 10:00 to 17:00 (16:20 reception end)
[Closed day] There is no holiday during the period of March. To be determined after April 1, 2020.
* Please check HP for the latest information.
[Location] 4512-145 Kita-Rokko, Rokkoyama-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi Rokkosan Portal Site http://www.rokkosan.com
Release: https://www.hankyu-hanshin.co.jp/file_sys/news/7365_d01936d8c693b294de322f850824238e10a8771f.pdf Publisher: Hankyu Hanshin Holdings
1-11-16-1 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi


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