- Artwork from one of Japan's best-known illustrators of children's books forms the bulk of the museum's collection. Primarily a memorial to Chihiro Iwasaki (1918-1974) the museum was founded in 1977 on the site of her studio (which has been restored). The collection includes examples of her personal books and correspondence. Displays are changed six times a year. The permanent collection consists of some 8,000 original works, including early sketches. Recently, the museum has sponsored exhibits featuring picture books from overseas artists as well as other Japanese illustrators.
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