Event Title: Panda Painter AGOPAN Exhibition [Panda Forest]

Event Title: Panda Painter AGOPAN Exhibition [Panda Forest]

AGOPAN’s paintings feature rich colors, fine lines, and unique compositions while also skillfully incorporating the duality of modern and old-fashioned Kagoshima townscapes with elements of lost traditional culture. Regardless of one’s age, these paintings invoke a sense of nostalgia. Viewers often like to take pictures of the central characters in these pieces: anthropomorphic pandas whose facial expressions always feature a signature lip pout.
The lively situations which AGOPAN paints are transformed by the cute and humorous appearances of the pandas whose charming nature earns them a pass for any wrongdoing. Before we try to understand the meaning of things, we should be cautious of contemporary dangers which deceive us so easily through outward appearances.

Rotaring Age(2017)


Pandas like a Chindon’ya(2017)


Excursion “Mirror pond”(2017)



Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Yusui-cho, Kagoshima Art Hall, Exhibition Lobby
Holding period
2017/12/12 〜 2018/01/14
December 12 – 28, 2017 January 3 – 14, 2018
*The Museum is closed on Mondays.
Viewing time
9am – 5pm (Entrance open until 4:30 pm)
Admission fee
[Includes entrance to outdoor area]Adults ¥310 [¥240 in groups of 20 and over]/High School Students ¥200 [¥160 in groups of 20 and over]/Elementary and Middle School Students ¥150 [¥120 in groups of 20 and over]


Panda Painter AGOPAN
Born in Kagoshima in 1979, AGOPAN holds several art exhibits both in Tokyo    
and Kagoshima annually.
Artwork: Packaging for LIQUITEX’s Black Gesso and a collaboration with the
well-established Roppongi café ALMOND titled [agopan café] are examples of the
expansive work he’s done as an art director.
Exhibits and Solo Exhibitions: [“JOSHU” interpreted by Panda] (2016, Gallery Space M, Gunma Prefecture). [This aircraft will take off soon] (2017, SHONANDAI My Gallery,