As previously mentioned, this year marks the 10 year anniversary of Natsume Yuujinchou’s manga serialization. In commemoration of this anniversary, an exhibition has been planned for this summer starting from August 9 till August 21.It will be held at the Seibu Gallery located within Seibu Ikebukuro Honten (西武池袋本店). The title of the exhibition will be Natsume Yuujinchou Artworks Exhibition ~The World of Yuki Midorikawa~ (夏目友人帳原画展 ～緑川ゆきの世界～).
The exhibition will not only feature artworks from Natsume Yuujinchou but also Yuki Midorikawa’s other works including Akaku Saku Koe (あかく咲く声), Atsui Hibi (アツイヒビ), Hotarubi no Mori e (蛍火の杜へ) and Hiiro no Isu (緋色の椅子). The exhibition will be supervised by Midorikawa herself.
Apart from the exhibited artworks, an autograph session has also been planned during the exhibition where attendees will have a chance to obtain Midorikawa’s signature. Other items available at the exhibition include replicas of the artworks on display as well as merchandise goods.
Yuki Midorikawa is a manga artist from Kumomoto prefecture. She debuted in 1998 with Coffee Hirari (珈琲ひらり) in Hakusensha’s LaLa DX magazine. She is currently working on Natsume Yuujinchou which began it’s serialization on the July 2003 issue of LaLa DX. It has been compiled into 15 volumes and is still ongoing. The manga was previously adapted into an television anime series. Season four of the television anime series was aired between January and March 2012.