The “Fun” in Editing: According to Hitoshi Okamoto Here Today

The “Fun” in Editing: According to Hitoshi Okamoto Here Today

An exhibition of the work of Hitoshi Okamoto, an editor who has invented and introduced values leading to new trends and culture bringing about “things fun to have, activities fun to do,” as sought by younger generations from the 1990s to present day.

Okamoto dealt with everyday goings-on in his 2010 compilation, “Boku no kagoshima annai (My Guide to Kagoshima),” in which he encouraged readers to pay attention to the little things that are part of everyday life often gone unnoticed but of value nonetheless.

Displaying his edited works and the works of relevant artists, this exhibition introduces his unique editing process of weaving together the things and subjects he has gathered and selected throughout his career, guiding the visitor on a tour that may feel like walking thought the pages of a magazine. 

Okamoto also puts out ideas inspired by workshops regarding newly found abilities that he feels may come in handy in life.


Sponsored by Kagoshima Prefectural Cultural Foundation / Minami-Nippon Shimbun Co., Ltd. / Minaminihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Kagoshima Television for Smile Co.,Ltd.

In cooperation with municipality of Yusui, / Kirishima-sanroku Yusui Town Tourism Association  and DAIICHI KOTSU SANGYO Co., Ltd.

Planning Support by Landscape Products,BAGN Inc.




■Opening Ceremony & Artist Talk Event : July 16th (Fri) 14:00

■Okamoto Hitoshi & Nishida Zenta & Nakahara Shinichiro Talk Event : July 17th (Sat) 14:00(Live streaming)

■Okamoto Hitoshi & Hirano Sakiko Talk Event : August 7th (Sat) 14:00(Live streaming)

■Okamoto Hitoshi & Shibuya Chokkaku Talk Event : August 14th (Sat) 14:00(Live streaming)

■Distribution of free paper published specially for the exhibit.

■Books and other items available for sale.


Exhibit outline / extra works:

1  Productions and materials related to the editing of “relax” and “Kyō no kaimono (What I Bought Today)”

2  Materials of artists involved in “art for all” (free paper)

3  Exhibit based on the themes of “Judd (free paper/booklet local to Kagoshima)“ “Boku no kagoshima annai (My Guide to Kagoshima)” and/or “Polaroid”

4  “Rooms” as physical representations of things and activities that may personally come in handy in the future

Kyō no kaimono” 2005, Putipura Publishing

Boku no kagoshima annai” 2010, Landscape Products

“EDITOR” calligraphy/logo by Yōichirō Uchida


* Click here for the exhibition leaflet

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Kirishima Open-Air Museum Art Hall
Holding period
2021/07/16 〜 2021/09/12
Closed on every Mondays. (If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open, and instead closed on Tuesday. August 9th (Mon.) is opend. August 10th (Tue.) is opend.)
Viewing time
9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30, on weekends and public holidays from July 20th to August 31st, the museum will be opend 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM)
Admission fee
General admission: ¥800 (¥600) / University, High school students : ¥600 (¥400) / Middle, Elementary school students : ¥400 (¥300)* Please note: Fees in parentheses ( ) are for advance tickets and groups of 20 or more).



Born 1954 in Hokkaido, Japan. After working in television and for magazines such as "BRUTUS" "relax" and "ku: nel" by Magazine House, he joined Landscape Products. He is in charge of conceptualizing and branding as the company's “department of the intangible,” working also in curation in recent years. His books include “Kyō no kaimono, New Edition” (Kodansha), “Boku no kagoshima annai” "Boku no kagawa annai (My Kagawa Guide)” (both Landscape Products), “Hateshi no nai hon no hanashi (The never-ending story about books)” (Hon no Zasshi), “Boku no tōkyō chizu (My own map of Tokyo)“ “Mata tabi (Traveling again)” (Keihanshin L-magazine).