TOTTORI--An art exhibition featuring original illustrations by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, best known as character designer and animator for the "Mobile Suit Gundam" robot anime series, is currently being held at the Inaba Manyo Rekishikan historical museum in the city's Kokufucho-Machiya district until Sept. 2.
The Yasuhiko Yoshikazu Original Exhibition features 123 illustrations mainly from his manga works inspired by the “Kojiki” (Record of Ancient Matters), Japan’s oldest extant chronicle.
Yasuhiko is also highly regarded for his manga stories that capture vivid portrayals of human drama based on historical events at home and abroad.
"I think most of the people remember me as someone who did 'Gundam.' But as an artist, I feel happy if they get to know that I'm also working on things like this and learn both sides of me," Yasuhiko said when he visited the venue on July 20 prior to the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition was organized to honor the 1,300th anniversary of the compilation of the Kojiki and to celebrate the holding of the International Manga Exhibition in the city.
Original illustrations on display at the venue include those from what is known as the Kojiki trilogy comprising "Namuji," "Jinmu" and "Nomi no Ou" (the king of fleas), in addition to the "Gundam: The Origin" epic manga series, which concluded last year.
The brushes and palettes used for Yasuhiko's works are also being displayed.
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays except Aug. 13.
Admission is 500 yen ($6.40) for adults and free for senior high school students or younger and seniors aged 65 or older.
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