Chisato Shinya, an illustrator based in Sapporo is broadening her active field not only in Japan but world wide. She held her first exhibition, "Visible shapes/Invisible shapes" at Soso cafe in October, 2002. She created graphics taking nature and animals as a motif under the theme of visible shapes and invisible shapes. The works exhibited at Soso attracted a great deal of attention. Following the great success of this exhibition, she was invited to an Japanese art exhibition, "GIGEI" in Singapore in August, 2003, then in October, she contributed some illustrations to "Grimm-the Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" published by Die Gestalten Verlag. Her illustrations were used for "LittleSnow-White" in this book. She is one of the best artist who attracts our attention recently.


The theme for her second exhibition at Soso is "Imagine Story". Removing words from the story which she has kept in her mind so far, she creates a picture book only with illustrations. It enables you to be a storyteller and imagine your own story.


A newly drawn large size picture book and the original pictures for Grimm published by Die Gestalten will be exhibited. The venue is covered with her installation. Moreover, posters and limited edition package of T-shirts and post cards will be sold during exhibition.

Chisato Shinya Exhibition "Imagine Story"
Date: March 1st (Mon) - March 30th (Tue), 2004
Open: 11:00 - 21:00
Place: Soso cafe
Address:1F Sansei BD., S1 W13 Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Admission free
Contact: Soso cafe +81-11-280-2240

Opening Event
Date: March 6th (Sat), 2004
Open: 20:00 Close: 23:00
Audio & Visual Performance: Chisato Shinya, Futori, Nipponia Electronica (Kentaro Hamasato)
Admission: Advance 1,500yen (with 1 drink) Day 2,000yen (with 1 drink)
Place: Soso cafe
Address:1F Sansei BD., S1 W13 Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Tel: +81-11-280-2240
Ticket: Soso cafe

Chisato Shinya: An illustrator based in Sapporo. She established an original brand "Nozoky" with five members in Spring, 2003. Also, she contributed some illustrations to "Grimm ; The Illustrated Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm".

Futori: Born in Kobe in1972. From graphics to illustrations, he creates a variety of works in order to spread cheap and pop arts to the public. He thinks creating pop arts which looks like products is his mission, so he keeps creating pop visual. He designed a textile, "Don'tMind" last year. He also designed "Dress Camp" and "Comme des garcon homme". His first publication, "Cheap Pop" is now distributed from "pocko editions" in UK to the world.

Kentaro Hamasato: Born in Tokyo in 1969. He started composing music under the theme of sampling in 1995. Alongside having live performance and working in music creation for game software and exhibitions, he also organizes art club event irregularly. Currently, alongside working for SALmagazine, a visual free paper, he is also working under the name of "Nipponia Electronica" which is his own solo music unit.

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