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Japanese costume and set designer Kodue Hibino’s work is sensitively dynamic and beautiful in the most unique way, with her extensive knowledge about materials as a costume designer and her extraordinary color sense as a set designer.
Graduated from the Visual Communications Course of the Design Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1982, Hibino started developing her career as a costume artist in 1988 and has worked all over Japan and in Shanghai for magazines, posters, and TV commercials, dance performances, films, album covers, and music videos for Japanese singers such as Hikaru Utada and Ai Otsuka.
The exhibition Binokozu Cells : Kodue Hibino + “Nihongo de Asobo (Japanese: びのこづさいぼー: ひびのこづえ＋「にほんごであそぼ」のしごと) is all about Hibino’s most recent work and long-termed project with “Nihongo de Asobo”, a program on NHK Educational TV called E-Tele, Japanese educational TV program for kids which she has worked on since its launching in 2003.
“Cell, the word included in the title of this exhibition, is a thread to convey how sensitively the costume creation is developed combining small and carefully-selected components as multiple cells work to create something new“, said Hibino. Her multi-faceted designs in Nihongo de Asobo bring us the playful mind and excitement not only to educate kids but also to represent the powers of narrative-style storytelling as it is the project for a nursery rhyme segment.
When experiencing things for the first time, everything feels like an epiphany. And I believe I have really loved the moments since I was a little kid, so my exploration for the creative field still goes on wherever I am.
Entitled “Binokodu Cells: Kodue Hibino + ‘Nihongo de Asobo’” (Japanese: びのこづさいぼー:ひびのこづえ＋「にほんごであそぼ」のしごと), the exhibition is on view at Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) located at DNP Ginza Building, 7-2, Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku in Tokyo until Wednesday, August 27.