honey suckle

honey suckle



The Peter Rabbit Exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's Birth
 is held now in Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. 

ビアトリクス・ポター生誕150周年 ピーターラビット展が今、

The museum is located in Suzaki Park which is close to Tenjin,
 the center of Fukuoka City. 


The larges sign of the exhibition is hung up at the entrance of the park. 


In the park, I found so many brand‐new nest boxes on the tree. 
Fifty boxes were put up several days ago in order to increase birds in the park. 


There were a number of visitors at the museum. 


I bought a copy of the official pictorial record of the exhibition. 


The organizers says in the foreword that

'The story of the world's most famous rabbit began with an illustrated letter addressed to a sick little boy.  

My Dear Noel, 
I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits...

Born out of compassion, the blue jacket wearing rabbit protagonist and his story are still beloved today around the world after more than a hundred years.  This exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the author, Beatrix Potter's birth traces the origins of the Peter Rabbit series through a never before seen collection of over two hundred pieces of works and materials consisting of her original art works, sketches, favorite items and more. 
Beatrix Potter loved to sketch animals and plants from an early age on.  Visiting the Lake District for summer vacations with her family she developed a lifetime fascination with the amazing richness of the natural environment encountered there.  Looking at her deep love of nature, it is clearly reflected in the world of the Peter Rabbit series as well.  Furthermore, Beatrix not only left us with amazing works, she was also a pioneer of land conservation in an age when it was still hard for women to take on active public roles in society.  She helped protect the Herdwick sheep, a species unique to the Lake District, moreover, she also worked to preserve the beauty of the Lake District's scenery and to leave it to us.  
We hope you will also be touched by the universal message radiating from the charming world that Beatrix Potter has woven through her depictions of nature and animals.
Last but no least, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all concerned parties, foremost among them the National Trust for kindly lending these precious works, for their efforts involved in the realization of this exhibition.'



ノエル君へ あなたに、なんて書いたら良いのか分からないので、


Characters created by Beatrix Potter was illustrated together.

I am very impressed by her drawings.
The exhibition had been held in Tokyo, and will be held
in Sendai, Osaka and Hiroshima.
I recommend this exhibition.


にほんブログ村 花・園芸ブログ イングリッシュガーデンへ

にほんブログ村 花・園芸ブログ ポタジェ・キッチンガーデンへ


  1. Dear Poirot
    I was brought up on Beatrix Potter's stories - my Granny read them to me until I was old enough to read them myself. I particularly liked Mrs Tiggywinkle and The Pie and the Patty Pan. It looks as though it was a lovely exhibition.
    Best wishes

  2. Dear Ellie
    I'm reading her stories now. Pictures and stories are so interesting.
    There are some difficult words and expressions for me.


I do appreciate your comments very much - they enhance my day. Thank You.