© Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. / Yoshirotten

There’s no doubt that Walt Disney‘s legacy has resonated around the planet and remains very much culturally relevant today. Arguably its most iconic character, Mickey Mouse embodies innovation, creativity, imagination, and storytelling which Disney continued to value and celebrate during his career. Created in 1928 to star in the animated movie  Steamboat Willie, the character was even voiced by Disney himself. Opening on Fri – Nov 19 at PARCO Museum Tokyo in Tokyo‘s Shibuya district is an exhibition that’ll appeal to fans of all generations. Curated by NANZUKA gallery and under a license contract with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd., the show, aptly entitled Mickey Mouse Now and Future, is nothing short of an homage to Mickey Mouse by a string of Japanese and international artists featuring various depictions of the iconic Disney character. The lineup of artists includes Javier Calleja, Yoon Hyup, James Jarvis, Tetsuya Nakamura, Oliver Payne, Darren Romanelli, Hajime Sorayama, Keiichi Tanaami, Haroshi and Yoshirotten. Additionally, in correspondence to this exhibition, large three-dimensional works of Mickey Mouse produced by Javier Calleja and Hajime Sorayama will be presented as public art across the premises of the Shibuya PARCO store on both the lower and upper floors.

PARCO Museum Tokyo
Shibuya PARCO, 15-1 Udagawa-cho, Fourth Floor
Tokyo 150-0042
Telephone: +81 3 64552697
Daily 10am-9pm

© Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. / Keiichi Tanaami, James Jarvis and Oliver Payne (top to bottom)