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Talk Event by Shigeyuki Yamamoto, Honorary President of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo
“Reading the Scenery of an Era through Pictures”

Sun., December.17.2017

The museum’s current exhibition, Mountains Clad in Autumn, Sleeping in Winter: The Four Seasons in Modern Japanese Paintings, features a number of works depicting animals and nature. At this fun talk event, Shigeyuki Yamamoto, the honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, discusses the works on display at this exhibition, and shares anecdotes from his personal life, with a focus on the beauty and wonder of animals and nature.


Background Information on Shigeyuki Yamamoto

Honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo.

After graduating from Takaoka High School, attended the Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences (dropped out).

Yamamoto returned to Toyama, drawn by a combination of his interest in participating in the planning of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and the allure of the Northern Alps.

He has been involved in the operation of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo and the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums ever since.

In April of 2017, he resigned from his role as president of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and was appointed as honorary president.


Regular Publication:

“Discussions on Various Topics: People and Animals, in Villages, Mountains, and Hot Springs,” published every Tuesday in Kyodo NEWSmart (starting Apr. 2, 2017)


Writings:

Family Park no Nakama-tachi. The Kitanippon Shimbun, Toyama (1998);

Dobutsuen to Iu Media. Coauthored, Seikyusha (2000);

Meiga Dobutsuen, Meiga o Atsumete Dobutsuen. Mitsuko Masui (Editorial Supervision), Bensei Publishing, (2006);

Kami no Tori Raicho o Mamoru: Dobutsuen Dake ni Dekiru Koto.” Biostory Vol. 26, Dec. 1, 2016; and others


Awards:

1987: Awarded the Mainichi Newspapers Co. Local Suggestion Prize (Toyama Branch of Mainichi Newspapers Co.)

Mar. 2011: Awarded the NHK Local Toyama Prize by NHK Toyama

Oct. 2011: Awarded the 43rd Educational Prize by the Chunichi Shimbun

Nov. 2014: Awarded the 67th Cultural Achievement Award by the Kitanippon Shimbun

Apr. 2017: Awarded the Greenery Day Prize for Service to the Natural Environment by the Minister of the Environment

Date/Venue
Sun., December.17.2017 / Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art
Support: The Kitanippon Shimbun

Number of Participants: 40 (selected through ticket lottery applications mailed in beforehand)
(¥1,000 museum admission required)
How to Apply: Applications accepted via double postcard with pre-paid return postage. One application per person. To apply, send in a double postcard with your postal code, address, name, age, and telephone number clearly written on it.
Send Applications to: Person in Charge of Shigeyuki Yamamoto Talk Event
Mori Shusui Museum of Art, 1-3-6 Sengoku-machi, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture 930-0066
Application Deadline: Must arrive by Mon., Dec. 4
Lottery Results: Notification of lottery results will be provided via mail on or around Sun., Dec. 10

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Talk Event by Shigeyuki Yamamoto, Honorary President of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo
“Reading the Scenery of an Era through Pictures”

Sun., December.17.2017

【Soka Seminar Room, 1F Mori Shusui Museum of Art】

The museum’s current exhibition, Mountains Clad in Autumn, Sleeping in Winter: The Four Seasons in Modern Japanese Paintings, features a number of works depicting animals and nature. At this fun talk event, Shigeyuki Yamamoto, the honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, discusses the works on display at this exhibition, and shares anecdotes from his personal life, with a focus on the beauty and wonder of animals and nature. Background Information on Shigeyuki Yamamoto Honorary president of the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo. After graduating from Takaoka High School, attended the Ritsumeikan University College of Social Sciences (dropped out). Yamamoto returned to Toyama, drawn by a combination of his interest in participating in the planning of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and the allure of the Northern Alps. He has been involved in the operation of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo and the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums ever since. In April of 2017, he resigned from his role as president of Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo, and was appointed as honorary president. Regular Publication: “Discussions on Various Topics: People and Animals, in Villages, Mountains, and Hot Springs,” published every Tuesday in Kyodo NEWSmart (starting Apr. 2, 2017)...

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