Watercolor Exhibition in Tenmonkan, Kagoshima, 63 works on various themes

PUBLISHED May 25, 2022

The artwork on display

The exhibition of works by Katsuo Tsuneyoshi opened on May 25 at the Unitement Garden on the fourth floor of Maruya Gardens.

Tsuneyoshi studied design from a young age and had worked in design and public relations for 36 years in the production department of a local newspaper affiliate. Since retiring in the spring of 2019, he has pursued his hobby of watercolor painting. With more time at home due to the pandemic, he says that in recent years he has been devoting himself to artistic activities “at the rate of four to five works a month.” As his interaction with people has decreased, he decided to hold the exhibition in the hope of creating a place for meeting new people.

The exhibition features 63 works. The themes range from various familiar Kagoshima landscapes, movie stars, cats, Japanese monsters, and mountains such as Sakurajima and Mount Kaimondake. He also includes works dedicated to peace in Ukraine and works depicting historical figures and wars. All of these works were created in the last three years.

The novel “封印した青春 (Sealed Youth),” written by Kanamaro Kuraoji, is also on display, along with an animated film. The cover art, design, and illustrations were all provided by Tsuneyoshi.

Tsuneyoshi says, “I use a wide range of subjects and motifs so that viewers will not be bored. I hope that visitors will enjoy the exhibition, especially meeting people.”

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (until 5:00 p.m. on the last day). Free admission. The exhibition will run until May 30.

  • The exhibition

  • The novel “封印した青春 (Sealed Youth)”