shina Ginza gallery 2021年10月15日(金)~11月14日(日)
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(2021.11.30 updated)
"Ultra Kaiju and Mononoke are now fused"
"What if Ultra monsters
appeared in Japan 555 years ago,
and the record remains as a Japanese traditional picture scroll ...? "
"Ultra Kaiju Mononoke Emaki" was imaginatively created by Mononoke artist Noriaki Tanimura.
"Ultra Q" and "Ultraman" celebrated the 55th anniversary of broadcasting this year. Approximately 80 monsters appearing in both works transform into "Mononoke" and march through a picture scroll that extends over 10m. An unprecedented scale of artwork was born by drawing with special painting materials created based on the natural materials.
An art project with a new interpretation that fuses the ancient Japanese "Mononoke" and the world-class "Kaiju" will color the anniversary of Ultraman and the ultra monster.
It's cute, but it looks a little scary.
It's Nostalgic, but somehow looks new.
Lively roam the world of picture scrolls
Please enjoy taking a closer look at the breath of the Kaiju.
"Living art that returns to the earth"
The material used for the Japanese traditional picture scroll is made from wild rice (Makomo), which has been native to the Jomon period and has been used in Japanese Shinto rituals. This is the only special traditional Japanese paper in the world that has been carefully produced by accumulating prototypes many times.
In addition, the painting materials are natural, such as ink made by dissolving natural mud purified by wild rice with ink, pigments made by kneading tiny residue of mud deposits collected from pieces of ancient Jomon pottery, and a special brush pattern with a fulgurite, known as "thunder fossil". It is a "living art" that returns to the earth by selecting and making full use of the materials produced from nature.
Mononoke artist Noriaki Tanimura, who works on the theme of inheriting nature, climate, and culture, has voluntarily revered the spiritual monsters that live in the earth.

Material Support: Shinshu Tateiwa Washi no Sato
Ultraman 55th Aniversary
Ultra Kaiju Mononoke Emaki Exhibition

shina Ginza gallery



Date and Time
October 15th (Friday) -November 14th (Sunday), 2021
11: 00-18: 00 <Closed on Mondays>
free entrance
Noriaki Tanimura (Mononoke Emaki)
Sales Product
Norikatsu Sato / Hiroyuki Tomita / Riyoo Kim (Ultraman related crafts)
M1GO / Bullmark / Sangats Honpo / Yamo Mark
/ MAXTOY (custom soft vinyl figure)
Planning and Management
Takihyo Co., Ltd.
Holding Cooperation
Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.
HONNOW Co., Ltd.
Planning Cooperation
Creative Team SOUEN TO KIDEN
(Nakamura Ryo / Takahashi Hyouri)
shina Ginza 店舗正面


〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座5-5-6三平ビル

Sanpei Bldg. 5-5-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo


5 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro "Ginza" station, exit "A6"

10 minutes walk from JR "Yurakucho" statioin

On Your Visit

**The Japanese picture scroll will be divided into 4 sides and will be exhibited on a weekly basis. **Admission may be restricted during the exhibition period to avoid “denseness” in the space. In addition, we will measure the temperature at the time of admission, so we appreciate your cooperation. **Please cooperate in wearing a mask in the venue. **You are free to shoot the exhibits in the venue. When shooting, please be careful not to inconvenience other people. **We are planning to sell soft vinyl related products by lottery. We will announce it on shina Instagram at a later date.



Phone: 03-5962-8030 (shina Ginza gallery)/
Mail: yuhei.kidouchi@takihyo.co.jp

Mononoke Artist
Noriaki Tanimura
Born in Kyoto in 1988. He lives in Tokyo and is based all over the country.
He expresses his identity and atmosphere in his work, expressing the energy contained in all "things" and "things". He creates and works on Mononoke art with themes such as nature, climate, and inheritance of culture. He was selected as one of the "World's 200 Best Illustrators" by the advertising art magazine "Lürzer's ARCHIVE". "Gokuraku Jodo AR" was selected as a recommended work by the judging committee at the Japan Media Arts Festival. In addition, he has won many domestic and overseas advertising awards. He is also an active judge of the Copic Awards, picture books, modeling design, animation, and art consulting.
Planning Cooperation / Produce / Music
Creative Team
Creative Team SOEN TO KIDEN
A creative unit by Nakamura Ryo and Takahashi Hyouri, who are also members of the tokusatsu-respecting rock band Kagaku-Tokusotai. Utilizing his abundant tokusatsu knowledge and monster love, they assists in the production of picture scrolls and is involved in the planning of the entire project.
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It is a fun exhibition that All the kaijues and aliens that fought against Ultraman revived with the Japanese ancient style. There are Kemur and Ragon which I acted. Please visit and take a look.
Bin Furuya / Actor, Ultraman's first suit actor
All the nostalgic Ultra Kaijues revied as all kinds of spirits and damons residing in all nature.
This is old, but also new. The unique way of the arrangement made me smile.
Toshio Miike / Special effects art director
It's an experiment to construct the essence of "Mononoke" from a new angle while liberating Ultra Kaiju from preconceived notion associated around this.
The work brows my mind, like "Ah, this is what Kaiju is". I was quite facinated by the thoughtful quality of the touch, concept, materials of the work!
Ryusuke Hikawa / Anime and Tokusatsu critic
When I saw the invitation to this "Ultra Kaijyu Mononoke Emaki" exhibition, I thought of the "Kyosai Hyakki Gadan(significance: A collection of Yokai paintings by Kyosai)" by Kawanabe Kyosai, an ukiyoe artist who was active from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period. It is a humorous depiction of monsters, demons, and artifact spirit marching in a unique interpretation of the "Hyakki Yagyo Emaki," which has been handed down by many painters since the Muromachi period, by the popular painter, Kyosai, in his later years.
However, what surprised me when I saw the exhibition was the fact that the monsters depicted were more natural than I had imagined, as if they had been drawn hundreds of years ago. It's hard to believe that they were drawn in the 21st century (that's a compliment).
Of course, the designer Toru Narita and the monster sculptor Ryosaku Takayama were responsible for creating these originals, but I was also impressed by the skill of the artist Noriaki Tanimura, who brilliantly adapted them and depicted them as picture scrolls, a fusion of the ancient Japanese tradition and the modern Kaiju. I never get tired of looking at a good picture, no matter how many times I see it. Also, no matter how good the printing technology is, there is nothing better than the original. It is truly a feast for the eyes.
Kishikawa Osamu / Editor
The monsters of "Ultra Q" and "Ultraman" that transcended the existing concept of living creatures to create a unique Japanese image of monsters in terms of design, art of "Choju-Giga" (Bird and beast caricature) that makes us feel as if the expression of manga is the sense Japanese possess from ancient time, both concepts are fused into "Ultra Kaiju Mononoke Emaki". As a manga artist as well as a monster designer, I feel a sense of sympathy and admiration for the thoroughness of the materials used in the art. I could feel the historical touch of the actual figures more than that can be expressed in the form, and it gave me a sense that the Ultra monsters, now celebrating their 55th anniversary, have come closer to their old historical existence, and I could even think about the future that they will have even more history. Also, as a lover of soft vinyl, the limited edition soft vinyl figures are very appealing.
Shinji Nishikawa / Manga artist, character designer