Japanese anime exhibition at Suzhou Art Museum

Wang Jie
The exhibition, running through June 17, features nearly 70 original paintings and sketches created by top Japanese anime artists.
Wang Jie

Childhood memories of characters in Japanese anime such as "Detective Conan" and "Slam Dunk" still linger in the minds of many Chinese adults. 

Now an exhibition of original works of Japanese anime will refresh the charisma of these figures. The familiar Doraemon, Hanamichi Sakuragi and Astro Boy that accompanied several generations of youngsters in China are all on the museum's walls.

The exhibition, currently running at Suzhou Art Museum through June 17, features nearly 70 original paintings and sketches created by top Japanese anime artists.

“It is quite rare that such a large number of originals created by Japan's top anime artists are displayed in China,” said Zhang Lixing, curator of the exhibition. “I am sure it is a big treat for fans here.”

The exhibition also includes over 100 artworks by teenagers selected from 400 candidates in China, the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea and Malaysia. The media vary from oil, watercolor, collage and crayon to ink-wash.

“Due to the pandemic, collecting these artworks from nearly 10 countries and regions was a difficult job,” Zhang said. “However, thanks to many volunteers, these artworks that reflect the experience, interpretation and expectation of today’s teenagers toward their present and future can finally be revealed here.”

Exhibition info

Date: Through June 17, 10am-4pm
Address: 2075 Renmin Road, Suzhou

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