Moominpappa at Sea, 1965 ©Moomin Characters™

Finn Family Moomintroll, 1948
©Moomin Characters™

Comet in Moominland, 1946
©Moomin Characters™

Convivial Life at Moomin’s Table
Eating and Sharing Nature’s Bounty

Period: 2022.11.3 wed – 2023.1.29 sun

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 9:30-18:00 (admission until 17:30), Fri-Sat 9:30-20:00 (admission until 19:30)

Closed: First and third Wednesdays, December 29, 2022-January 1, 2023

Venue: Floors 5, Gallery1-2

Outline

This exhibition focuses on the food and the occasions of feasting and drinking merrily together and making themselves at home from the Moomin stories and explores the significance of “convivial life” through quotes, illustrations, and special exhibits.

 

Convivial has various meanings, from “feast,” “delicacies,” to “symbiosis“. We can’t help but feel the cozy warmth and appreciate the connection between eating and living when we see the Moomin family, completely relaxed at the table.

 

You can continue to enjoy the exhibits from the Moominvalley Park at this exhibition which includes the high-quality digigraphs from the Moomin Museum in Finland as well as the collection about food from and the Moomin Characters Ltd. Also on display are rare handmade figurines as well as Moomin tableware from our private collectors. Tasting nature’s bounty – we welcome you to enjoy this simple yet a truly blessed lifestyle here in the Moominvalley.

 

Organized by Toyama Glass Art Museum

Co-organized by S2 Corporation

Special cooperation: Moomin Characters Oy Ltd.(Finland), Moominvalley Park (Hanno-Shi, Saitama), Moomin Museum/Tampere Art Museum (Finland)

Supported by Embassy of Finland, Tokyo, Finnish Institute in Japan

Sponsored by Finnair, Finnair Cargo, Finlayson

Japanese texts supervised by Mayumi Tomihara (Professor Emeritus, University of the Sacred Heart)

English texts supervised by Mami Adachi (Professor, Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures, University of the Sacred Heart) as a project of “Contributing to Cultural Enterprises through Translation”, Department of English Language, Communication and Cultures, and “Translation Theory and Practice I-1″, Graduate School of English Language and Literature, University of the Sacred Heart

 

 

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Information

Admission

General Public 1,500 yen (1,300 yen)/University and College Students 1,300 yen (1,100 yen)

*Combination ticket with Finnish Glass Art

〇( ) for groups of 20 or more 〇High school students and younger: Free ○Tickets for Finnish Glass Art include admission to Permanent Exhibition.

 

 

Contact

Toyama Glass Art Museum
bijutsukan-01@city.toyama.lg.jp