Ryo Inoue Solo Exhibition [It’s Summer Vacation! Ghost Museum]

Ryo Inoue Solo Exhibition [It’s Summer Vacation! Ghost Museum]

Ryo Inoue fills his one of a kind world with a pop-like painting style, unique animation, unforgettable music, and expressive activities. He is always churning out new creations that charm people of all ages with the desire “to make art that everyone can enjoy.” The self-made drawings, lyrics, and music influenced by Inoue’s unique sense of design match his playful animations spectacularly, filling the viewer with a sense of wonder. Our museum is opening its door to the colorful world of Ryo Inoue and will be displaying works from his collection as well as new animation clips, original drawings for animation, illustration pieces, and installations exclusive to this exhibition.


【Related Events】

◎August 11 Workshop with the Artist (“Let’s make animation”)

From 14:00 on Saturday/national holiday, a workshop by Ryo Inoue.

◎August 12 Discussion with the Artist (“It’s summer vacation! Let’s make good memories with the artist”)

From 14:00 on Sunday, talk and performance (singing songs, etc.) by Ryo Inoue.

We stopped accepting the application for both of the above events, but you can see them from the outside through the window.

If you would like to watch the event on Sunday, August 12, standing at the rear of the venue, we will distribute a numbered ticket to you at noon in the museum on the day. Even if you do not have a numbered ticket, you can see the inside of the venue from the outside. (No reservation in advance is necessary.)

*Those without seating tickets are able to stand and watch

*Photography and audio recording is prohibited during the session


【Example Works of “Art Tunes! ” TV program】

“NINJA LADY with a Pearl Earring”

©NHK / Ryo Inoue 2018


“A Secret between Two Gods”

©NHK / Ryo Inoue 2018


【Original Art Work by INOUE Ryo】

“Ninjas in the Ghost Museum” ©INOUE Ryo 2018


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Art Hall, Kirishima Open-Air Museum
Holding period
2018/07/06 〜 2018/09/02
July 6[FRI] - September 2[SUN] , 2018
*Museum closed on Mondays (when Monday is a public holiday, the museum will be closed on the next non-holiday)
*Open on August 13
Viewing time
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (admission until 4:30 PM) On weekends and public holidays from July 20th until Aug 31st, hours will be 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (admission until 6:30 PM)
Admission fee
Adults 800 (600) yen, High school/University students 600 (400) yen, Primary/Middle school students 400 (300) yen *Prices in parentheses applied for groups of 20 persons or over



Ryo Inoue
Born in Hyogo Prefecture, 1983. Short films (animation and live action), illustrations, manga, installations, and performances make up Inoue’s eclectic portfolio. He also produces the music which appears in his works by himself. A graduate of the Kanazawa College of Art, his senior project “Little Red Riding Hood and Health” won an award in the BACA-JA Contest in 2007. He created a TV program series for “Art Tunes! ” NHK Educational TV, had a serialized run in Daily Elementary School Students Newspaper, and has had numerous large exhibitions in the past few years, including:
“Ninjas and the Prefectural Fish Girls High School,” Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2017
“Having Fun with Kids and Art! Sparkling, Chattering, Thrilling,” Yokosuka Museum of Art, 2014
“Matilda and the Ninja Choir,” 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2015
“Ryo Inoue Presents ToraTora and MagoMago,” Ohara Museum of Art, 2016