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For Immediate Release | September 02, 2021

A Sense of Movement: Japanese Sports Posters


Discover Japan’s rich graphic design culture at The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s upcoming exhibition, A Sense of Movement: Japanese Sports Posters. Featuring a considered selection of 24 posters by six Japanese graphic designers, the exhibition explores how these uniquely creative minds have used two-dimensional printed media to convey sport and its sense of movement throughout the decades. The exhibition will be held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney gallery from October 15, 2021 to January 22, 2022.

Co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, A Sense of Movement features the works of both young designers who are currently active in the field and masters who led the dawn of graphic design. Included in the exhibition are the iconic posters created by Yūsaku Kamekura (1915-1997) for the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, a historical event in Japan that shaped the nation’s post-war identity. Katsumi Asaba’s unconventional posters for the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships, which incorporate traditional Japanese paintings, are also featured.

Through this exhibition, viewers will be able to appreciate the compositional beauty, dynamism and humour expressed in each poster, all of which offer a unique perspective of sports.

Header image: Yuri Uenishi, World Table Tennis Championships 2015, 2015



October 15, 2021 – January 22, 2022

Explore Japan’s rich graphic design culture in this exhibition, featuring 24 posters by six Japanese graphic designers. Each work offers a unique perspective of sports, conveying its sense of movement.

Held at The Japan Foundation, Sydney

About the exhibition
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Gallery Hours

Mon–Thu: 10am–6pm
Fri: 10am–6pm
Sat: 10am–4pm

Closed on Sundays


The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008


Exhibition entry is free.

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