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Please download the work list of "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" (PDF/843KB)

Picture Book Library
Photo: Sakano Takaya

"Picture Book Library"

For Children and for Adults Who Were Once Children

Was there once a picture book that you really liked? You probably had a favorite, one that you had your family members or teachers read to you, or read yourself again and again. For this exhibition, we will collect about 250 picture books and children’s books that are not only popular with children, but able to take adults back to the innocence of childhood, and set up a space where visitors can read them at will divided into the following 6 sections: "Let’s look at countries all over the world!," "Me and everyone," "Road to peace," "What do you want to be when you grow up?," "Let’s go on an adventure!" and "Books recommended by participating artists of the exhibition." As well as long-time bestseller picture books that have been popular for decades, the line-up will include recent series that reflect the experiences of children around the world today and books that make us think about issues such as peace and diversity. Picture books recommended by artists participating in the exhibition will also be available.

Period: Saturday, May 31 -Sunday, August 31, 2014 (throughout the exhibition period)
Venue: Mori Art Museum (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)

* Due to events and programs, the Picture Book Library will not be available for use on occasion.
* Some of the picture books and children's books are available for sale at the Mori Art Museum Shop (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower).

Information of Picture Book Library

Due to events, the Picture Book Library will not be available for use during the following time-frame;

11:00-16:30 Sat, May 31
11:00-17:30 Sun, June 1
17:00-21:30 Thu, June 12
11:00-17:30 Sat, June 14
11:00-19:30 Sat, July 5
17:00-21:30 Mon, July 7
11:00-17:00 Sat, July 26
11:00-19:00 Sat, August 9
17:00-21:30 Fri, August 15


"Kids' Worksheets"

Exhibition Viewing Tools for Children

"Kids' Worksheets" have been prepared to encourage young children to engage more actively with the artworks in the exhibition. These are in the form of "mini-books" containing six illustrations selected from among the pieces on display in which children can jot down freely their own thoughts about each of the works. The worksheets will be distributed to children at the entrance to the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.

Period: Throughout the exhibition period (while supplies last)
Production: Mori Art Museum
Support: Bonpoint



Text by:  Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum), Sandra J. Holstein (Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English and Women’s Studies, Southern Oregon University, U.S.), Jacqueline Reem Salloum (Filmmaker and Artist),
Kim Insook (Artist), Edward Y. Sumoto (Director, Mixed Roots Japan)

Size / Number of Pages: A4 variation (28.2×21cm) / 192 pages
Languages: Japanese-English bilingual
Price: ¥2,700 (incl. tax)
Edited and Published by: Mori Art Museum / Heibonsha Ltd., Publishers
Date of Issue: June 19, 2014

Inquiries: Mori Art Center Museum Shop
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118


Audio Guide

Enjoy the exhibition with free Audio Guide including artists’ interviews!

Free audio guide devices (Japanese / English) are available for the visitors to the Museum.
The guide will introduce the main pieces exhibited in the exhibition and also includes interviews of the artists.

Audio guide is available at the counter of the museum entrance. In addition, you can listen to the audio guide from the Mori Art Museum website and official app "MoriArtMuseum."

Download: here

Official app "MoriArtMuseum": here


Original Goods

Limited exhibition goods are on sale at the Museum Shop.


9 artists, 12 variations (Otake Shoji, Jacob A. Riis, Lewis W. Hine, Kikuchi Tomoko, Kondoh Akino, Yamamoto Takayuki, Won Seoung Won, Zhang O, Yoshitomo Nara) *Two artists are added!
Price: ¥150 each (before tax)

Mori Art Museum Shop (53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Inquiries: Mori Art Center Museum Shop
Tel: +81(0)3-6406-6118

photo: Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Grand Hyatt Tokyo Collaboration

"Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" Stay

Enjoy special offers including a special accommodation plan with exhibition ticket, during the period of the "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" exhibition.

Date: Saturday, May 31 – Saturday, August 30, 2014
Benefit: "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" exhibition ticket (per person)
Inquiries: Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Details: here


Error and Correction

We are very sorry to inform you that, the artist’s name on the artists list on the flyer was incorrect. We sincerely apologize for this error.

Error: Lewis W. Hein
Correction: Lewis W. Hine

Notice Regarding Photography in the Galleries

At the exhibition "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" you CANNOT photograph the artworks by artists mentioned below;

These artists' works CANNOT be Photographed

AJacob A. Riis, Lewis W. Hine, Miyatake Toyo, Kageyama Koyo, Otake Shoji, Yoshioka Senzo,
Nara Yoshitomo, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Christian Boltanski, Tracey Moffatt,
Kikuchi Tomoko, Ume Kayo, Fiona Tan, Shiota Chiharu

Please note the following:

When taking permitted photographs:

Do not touch the works of art.
Do not interfere with other visitors' enjoyment of the museum.
Do not use flash lighting.
Do not use tripods.
Do not film the art works.

When using photographs taken of the exhibition:

  • Photographs may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Photographs shall NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs shall NOT be altered in any way.
  • The conditions above are licensed under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs for blogs or any other photo-sharing services, please make sure to display the below marks and phrases with the photograph.

Examples: For photographs that include art work of [artist’s name]:

Artist’s name: work title
This photograph is licensed under "Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 2.1 Japan."

For details about the Creative Commons License and marks, please see the Creative Commons Japan website:

* If photographs that include other museum visitors are made public, they may infringe on that person's right of portrait.