Exhibition in Paris: March 28 – April 7, 2024

I’ll do solo exhibition and book signing in Paris from late March to early April. It’s good opportunity to buy my original drawings and prints, and to get my signature on your book collection. About the details, please check the attached images.

Gengoroh Tagame solo exhibition in Paris
From March 28 to April 7, 2024

Exhibition: from March 28 to April 7, 2024
Door open: 13:00 – 19:00
Opening reception: March 28, 17:30 – 22:00
at Galerie Atelier-Vitrine (21 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Paris)
[Facebook event page]

Book signing: March 30, 16:00 – 19:00
at Les Mots a la bouche (37 rue Saint Ambroise, 75011 Paris)
[Bookstore’s website]

Kiss in Rope (2024) / B4 size / ink & watercolor on paper

Father and Son (2024) / B4 size / ink on paper

Group Exhibition ‘The Essentials of KINBAKU ART’ at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo (Mar 16 – Apr 9)

Some of my gay adult arts are shown on the exhibition, The Essentials of KINBAKU ART: Japanese BDSM arts on post WW2. Art prints with my signature is also available there.

Place: VANILLA GALLERY (Tosei Bld.B2F,8-10-7 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo,104-0061 JAPAN)
Date: from March 16 to April 9
Open: Mon-Fri 12:00〜19:00, Sat, Sun, Holiday and last day 12:00〜17:00
Ticket required. Non-adult person’s entry is prohibited.
More information: Gallery’s exhibition page https://www.vanilla-gallery.com/archives/2023/20230316ab.html

Exhibition: Praise of NUDE – About Male Body

Group Exhibition: Praise of NUDE – About Male Body, curated by Ryoko KIMURA
From Sep. 30 to Oct. 15 at DUB GALLERY in Akihabara

My several artworks are shown. Art prints are also available. Please ask the gallery staff freely.

Entry fee 500 yen with one bonus print of Japanese traditional style.

Come to see if you’re in Tokyo!

Group exhibition ‘Cruel & Beauty’ (+ talk show) in Tokyo

Now I’m showing 4 bloody male nude art prints on a group exhibition ‘Cruel & Beauty’ at Vanilla Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo.

無残絵展 (exhibition of cruel images) – cruel and beauty –
February 19th (Tue) – March 3rd (Sun)
Vanilla Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
[Website] [Map] [Facebook]
Artists: Gengoroh Tagame, Hajime Sorayama, Hiroaki Samura, Shintaro Kago, Shou Tajima and others
with special exhibition – Bloody Ukiyoe of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Fee: 500 yen

Talk Show: Violence & Catharsis of Tukioka Yoshitoshi’s works
Gengoroh Tagame & Kenji Hinohara (chief curator of Ota Memorial Museum of Art)
February 23rd 17:30 – 19:00 (door open 17:20)
Fee: 2,000 Yen (+ 1 drink) [ticket purchase]

North America tour (New York/Philadelphia/Toronto), May 6-14

English translated edition of ‘My Brother’s Husband’ volume 1 was released on May 2nd. On this occasion, I’ll go to New York, Philadelphia and Toronto to join several events.

New York

MAY 6: “Transcendent Obscenity” panel at the PEN World Voices Festival, from 2-3:30pm at Dixon Place, NYC

MAY 7: Drink n’ Draw (tw: hot nudes!) at Anyone Comics in Crown Heights Brooklyn from 5-8pm

MAY 9: Signing at Kinokuniya on 6th Ave. at 40th St. from 6-8pm


MAY 10: Reading/Signing/Q&A at Giovanni’s Room/Philly AIDS Thrift Store from 6-8pm


MAY 13 & 14 (Sat&Sun): Toronto Comics Arts Festival:
Saturday 2pm signing at Reference Library
Saturday 4pm at the Marriott Bloor: “LGBTQ Comics Abroad”
Saturday 7pm at Glad Day Bookshop: The TCAF Queer Mixer (with preview of “Queer Japan” by Graham Kolbeins)
Sunday 11:00am signing at Reference Library
Sunday 2:45pm at the Marriott Bloor: “Canada 150!”

MAY 9-30: My Brother’s Husband – Exhibition by Gengoroh Tagame at Reference Library
(You can see the rare artworks from ‘My Brother’s Husband’, layouts, penciled pages, original inked drawings and final artworks.)

Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition

Event: The Exhibition of 19th Japan Media Arts Festival by Agency of Cultural Affairs
Date: February 3 – 14, 2016
Place: The National Art Center, Tokyo, and others

My Brother’s Husband got the excellent award of manga division. Some original drawings, prints, image boards, etc, are exhibited at The National Art Center. Also I’ll be on a talk show with Mitsuru Sugaya and Hiroko Matsuda on February 6 (Sat).

More detail of the events, please check the site of Japan Media Arts Festival. They have pages in English, Chinese and Korean!

Exhibition (Nov. 6 – 18) and book signing (Nov. 7) in Paris


Solo exhibition: Tagame Dessins Hardcore

From November 6th to 18th at ArtMenParis gallery
Opening party: November 6th (Fri), 17:00 – 22:00 (Facebook event page)
*On the other days, the gallery opens for appointment only.
The Contracts of the Fall (2015) pen, ink & alcohol ink marker
*Untrimed full image is here.

Book signing

November 7th (Sat), 15:00 – 16:30 at Les Mots a la Bouche (Facebook event page)
*New English translated comic book, The Contracts Of The Fall, will be on pre-sale!

Let’s come and hug with me!

Group exhibition: Erotic Art in Modern Japan at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo

Return exhibition of ‘Japon Erotica: La Nouvelle Generation Vol.2′ what was done at Musee de l’Erotisme in Paris on last May to November. Some of my works will be shown with other 31 artists’ works.
Basically, the contents of the exhibition are as same as Paris exhibition, but in Japan, there is problem to exhibit uncensored genital images, so I change some drawings from hardcore ones to pinup likes.

EXHIBITION: Erotic Art in Modern Japan
At: Vanilla Gallerly, Tokyo
From: February 9 to 28, 2015
Fee: 500 yen