Atsuhiko Misawa’s Animal House: House of Enigmas

三沢厚彦 アニマルハウス 謎の館
三沢厚彦 アニマルハウス 謎の館
三沢厚彦 アニマルハウス 謎の館

Depicting wild beasts with a sharp but humorous eye, master wood sculptor Atsuhiko Misawa has been working on his ongoing 'Animals' series for more than 16 years now, so you might have seen his vivid, lively pieces at a previous Tokyo exhibition – or in replica form at one of the city's countless knickknack shops. Misawa's latest show, at the Shoto Museum in Shibuya, lets you dive really deep into his world of quirky beasts: 'House of Enigmas' sees furry friends from lions and bears to cats and bunnies displayed in a maze-like space inspired by the designs of late architect Seiichi Shirai. Misawa himself will be working on new sculptures at the museum throughout the exhibition, which also features contributions from fellow sculptor Katsura Funakoshi, painters Masato Kobayashi and Hiroshi Sugito, and photographer Masashi Asada.


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