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Scary, but Fun : Swiss Picture Books

Sep 17,2022 – Dec 25,2022

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Swiss picture books encapsulating the country’s cultural richness.
Ernst Kreidolf became one of Europe’s leading illustrators by creating numerous illustrated books, most notably Flower Fairy Tales featuring anthropomorphic Alpine plants. Hans Fischer achieved fame with illustrations for Pitschi; The Traveling Musicians of Bremen; and other publications demonstrating his distinctive drawing style composed of layered, exuberant lines. Felix Hoffmann’s The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids—originally a homemade gift intended for his child—has become a children’s classic with a wide readership both in Japan and the world.

Held in partnership with Foundation of Picture-Book Museum in Nagano Prefecture, this exhibition welcomes viewers into the fantastic and slightly frightening world of Swiss picture book illustration through some 70 exhibits including original artworks, lithographs, and books with hand-painted illustrations.


10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*last admission: 4:30 p.m.


Mondays (Tuesday if Monday falls on a public holiday)


Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art


Foundation of Picture-Book Museum

Planning cooperation

The Kobe Shimbun

900 yen(800 yen)
University or high school student
500 yen(400 yen)
Admission is free for junior high school students and younger children.
Admission is 300 yen upon presentation of a Disabled Person's Booklet (Shogaisha Techo).
*Prices in parenthes is apply to groups of 20 or more.
*All prices are tax included.
Supporting Groups

Kyoto Prefecture, OYAMAZAKI TOWN, Oyamazaki Town Board of Education,
The Kyoto Shinbun Co.,Ltd.,
The Asahi Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau,

Main Exhibits

Felix Hoffmann "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids" 1957
©Felix Hoffmann
Foundation of Picture-Book Museum
Felix Hoffmann "Swiss Legends" 1971
©Felix Hoffmann
Foundation of Picture-Book Museum
Ernst Kreidolf "Flower Fairy Tales" 1926
Foundation of Picture-Book Museum
Hans Fischer "The Traveling Musicians of Bremen" 1940
©Hans Fischer
Foundation of Picture-Book Museum
Hans Fischer "Pitschi" 1948
©Hans Fischer
Foundation of Picture-Book Museum

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Chocolate Strawberry Layer Cake

This cake is inspired by the candy house in Hansel and Gretel.
The main body of this candy house is made of two parts: an upper part featuring chocolate cream and cocoa sponge, and a lower part comprising strawberry-flavored pound cake. The roof and door are crisp sablé cookies, while the roof ridge is decorated with vanilla-flavored buttercream.

Engadiner Nusstorte, a Traditional Swiss Pastry

This is a sweet pastry from the Engadin, a beautiful mountainous region in southeastern Switzerland.
It is a crisp pastry filled with plenty of caramel-flavored nougat containing pieces of aromatic walnuts. Enjoy perfect harmony between the gentle sweet flavor of caramel and the sourness of a dry cranberry topping.

Dates available Sep 17,2022 – Dec 25,2022
Cooperation RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto
Price Cake ¥600 each (include tax) Cake with tea/coffee ¥1100 each (include tax)
*Need museum admission