Kyohei Sakaguchi: In My Life

Kyohei Sakaguchi: In My Life

February 11 (holiday) –April 16 (Sun.), 2023

Selected Works

Kyohei Sakaguchi

Born in 1978 Kumamoto, Japan; based in Kumamoto.

Art Books
Translated by Naoko Sato, Zero Yen House. Tokyo: Little More, 2004.
Translated by Mayumi Shiba, God is Paper. Kagoshima: ISI PRESS, 2017.
Translated by Sam Malissa, Pastel. Tokyo: SAYUSHA, 2020.
Translated by Sam Malissa, Water. Tokyo: SAYUSHA, 2021.
Selected Novels
Translated by Sam Malissa.“Forest of the Ronpa”. MONKEY. vol. 1 (October 2020).
Translated by Sam Malissa.“The Lake”. MONKEY. vol. 2 (October 2021).
Translated by Sam Malissa. “The Tale of Malig the Navigator”. MONKEY. vol. 3 (October 2023)
Selected Essay
Translated by Corey Turpin, Kaz Egashira, Build Your Own Independent Nation. Tokyo: Doyosha, 2016. Also translated into Korean and Chinese.
Article about Kyohei Sakaguchi
Eric Margolis, “In Japan, His Disaster Art Saves Lives”. The New York Times. Published March 5, 2021; Updated March 9, 2021.

Exhibition Information


February 11 (holiday) –April 16 (Sun.), 2023


Tuesdays, and Mar. 22 (Wed.) *Opened on Mar. 21 (Tue.)

Opening Hours

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (admission until 7:30 PM)


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto


¥1100 (¥900)
Seniors (65 and over):
¥900 (¥700)
Students (High school students and over):
¥600 (¥500)
Junior high school students and under:

*The admission given in parentheses are for advance tickets / group (20 or more) / with oneday ticket for tram or buss, etc.
*Advance tickets will be on sales until February 10 (Fri.)


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Nichinichi Press


DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, The Nippon Foundation


Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Kumamoto City Board of Education, Kumamoto Ken Bunka Kyokai (Cultural Association of Kumamoto), Kumamoto Ken Bijutsuka Renmei (Artist’s Union of Kumamoto), Kumamoto International Convention and Tourism Bureau, J:COM Kumamoto, FMK, FM791

Installation View

Photo by Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)