Exhibition & sale of Disney art held at Yamakataya in Kagoshima, including originals from 50s

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2023

The Dreams and Magic Animation Art Exhibition

On January 25, “Dreams and Magic Animation Art Exhibition (Japanese title: 夢と魔法のアニメーションアート展),” an exhibition and sale of Disney art, began at STAGE 101 on the first floor of Yamakataya 1, a department store in Kinseicho, Kagoshima City.

The stationery store “What” on the fifth floor of Yamakataya 2 organized the event. Scenic works and prints by Disney-approved artists are on display and for sale. The artists have created artworks that are “more magical and vivid” based on the world of Disney with their imagination.

Original drawings from the 1950s, which were hand-drawn one by one using animation techniques, and works that were reprinted 20 to 30 years ago at Walt Disney Studios in the U.S. are also on display. “Since all Disney films are now produced digitally, these animation originals and reprints are no longer made,” said the person in charge of the exhibition.

Prices range from 200,000 to 3,000,000 yen for originals and from 100,000 to 1,300,000 yen for prints. The exhibition takes place four times a year at the department store. Since the pandemic started, “demand for artwork that soothes the soul has increased, hence the increased frequency of the exhibition,” they said.

The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (closing at 4:00 p.m. on the last day) and will run until the 31st of this month.

  • Works on Display

  • Examples of works