Genichiro Inokuma’s toy box

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This book looks back on the artist’s life of Japanese artist Genichiro Inokuma, and contains a number of works he left behind.

Genichiro Inokuma has a collection of bottles and accessories collected all over the world, and the objects made from them are also introduced in this book.

There are also works that make you feel cheerful just by looking at them, such as sketches of cats and birds with motifs that he loved.

In addition, “Painter’s Toy Box”, which was published in 1984 and has been required to be republished for a long time, is also specially re-recorded!

Release Date:
February, 2018

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Genichiro Inokuma


Born in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture in 1902.

He studied under Takeji Fujishima at the Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts. In the 15th year of the Taisho era, he was selected for the first time at the Imperial Exhibition, and since then he has been selected for the 10th and 14th times.

In 1945, during the period of turmoil in the art world of the reorganization of the Imperial Exhibition, he established a new production group association (currently the new production association) with Ryohei Koiso, Masayoshi Ise, Kazu Wakita and others.

He then studied abroad in France and studied under Henri Matisse. In 26 years after the war, he painted a large mural on the concourse at Ueno Station, and has been involved in many architectural works since then. He used New York as a place of production from 1955 to 1950, and continued to create energetically even after returning to Japan.

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Weight 601 g

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