-The World of Japanese Animation-

Nizo Yamamoto Exhibition

The Japan Foundation, New Delhi is pleased to hold the exhibition “Nizo Yamamoto Exhibition -The World of Japanese Animation-”.



This exhibition introduces Nizo Yamamoto’s masterpieces (in replica), including beautiful landscape paintings from ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988), ‘Princess Mononoke‘ (1977), ’The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ (2006) and many more. 


Title: Nizo Yamamoto Exhibition -The World of Japanese Animation-

Dates:  7th October to 17th November, 2017 (Closed on Sundays&Public Holiday)

            Opening at 5 pm on 6th Ocober, 2017 with the artist Nizo Yamamoto

Time:  11am to 7pm 

Venue:   The Japan Foundation, New Delhi



Title:  Nizo’s Techniques on Landscape Paintings

Dates:  7th October, 6:30 pm

Venue:   The Japan Foundation, New Delhi



About the Artist

 Nizo Yamamoto born in 1953 in Nagasaki, Japan. Having had been good at drawing since his childhood, he studied architecture and also worked with an art studio while he was studying. His illustrious career as an art director includes TV animation, ‘Future Boy Conan’ (1978), Film masterpieces ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988), ‘Princess Mononoke‘ (1977), and ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ (2006) which received the Best Director & the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award at the 12th AMD Award ’06 in Japan.

His exhibition titled ‘The World of Yamamoto Nizo, Master of Japanese Animation Art Director’ has travelled around in Japan, attracted more than 6 lakh visitors. Currently he works as a representative of the art studio, Kaieisha, where he is creating an animation film of ‘Tree of Hope’ and designing ‘Goto Hyakkei’ descriving his hometown, Goto Islands. “Yamamoto Nizo Museum’ will be opened in Goto, Nagasaki in summer, 2018.

This is his first exhibition abroad.


Image : Ruined Laputa “Laputa: Castle in the Sky” (c) 1986 Studio Ghibli