Another inspiring exhibition is about to hit Tokyo. Takahiko Inoue (井上雄彦) artist of the hugely popular Japanese manga titles "Slam Dunk" and "Vagabond" apparently has has been admirer of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi for some time. So much so that it inspired him to tour Spain and record his travel memoirs, in his art book, "Pepita: Inoue Meets Gaudi" .
This tribute to Gaudi, Spain and its people resulted in Inoue being awarded the honor of becoming Spain's goodwill ambassador.
All this is culminating in a final celebration of the 400th Anniversary of diplomacy between Japan and Spain. (400?!) An exhibition at the Mori Arts Center in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills: Takehiko Inoue Interprets Gaudi's Universe will start July 12.
100 art pieces and works comprising of rough sketches, models and architectural designs related to Gaudi will be brought from Spain to Japan, along with 40 original illustrations by Inoue himself.
Takehiko Inoue is living what most certainly must be living a dream as he is currently living in Barcelona and working in a studio within Gaudi's very own Casa Mila.