Artist Friends who Love Cats Exhibition Vol.4 2024.2.22.thu-3.3.sun

The exhibition “Artist Friends who Love Cats”, which started at the Kobe Kitano Museum of Art, will be held in Kitano Ijinkan-gai again this year.
This year’s exhibition venue will be held at six locations, and Ellie Iguchi’s solo exhibition will be held at Kitano Rose Garden, the first participating venue.

This year as well, “Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan Maru”, who has been serialized in the Kobe Shimbun, will be coming to Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso on the 24th. Commemorative photos can be taken!
Reika Izumi’s solo exhibition and Kanyancreate’s solo exhibition will be held here.

In the drawing room of the Rhine House, there will be a sold-out exhibition of popular artists’ collections, and in the main exhibition venue, Bricolage, there will also be an exhibition of new works by Yu Sasaki for the first time in four years!

This year, there are a total of 40 “Artist Friends who Love Cats”
Please look forward to the works filled with cat love that are getting stronger every year.

This year, we are also accepting donations at the main venue.
The entire amount received will be donated to the “Reiwa 6 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Animal Control Headquarters”.


February 22 (Thu.), 2024 – March 3 (Sun.), 2024
・Rhine House
・VEGAN CAFE KIU ※One order required
・Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso
・Bricolage (an art gallery),
・KITANO MEDIUM ※One order required
・Rose Garden 104
Exhibition and sale of artists’ works and goods
Keiko Asano / Jusei Azuma / Rmoo / Coko Aretokore / Erie Iguchi/ Reika Izumi / Esahisa / Yoshiko Okajima / Painter Kaoru / Kanyancreate / Tomoaki Kishimoto / Koki Kinoshita / Naoko Geirin / Tsubasa Kamino / Yu Sasaki / Ryuhei Takada / Chihiro / chockmi / Yoko Tokushima / Chie Tomomori / Aiko Narumi / Kana Nishisako / Hachi / H@l / hitoshina / Hyoji / Billy / Takao Fudo / Akira Masuda / Toshiyuki Matsubara / Saneyuki Matsumoto / mame / Akihiro Mishima / Yamada Takahiro / Takashi Yamamura / Syo Yamamura / Yukari Blair / Yonlan / Lee Yan / Yoko Watanabe(40 artists in total)
  • Closing days and opening hours vary depending on the venue. Please check in advance for charged facilities, café one-orders, etc.
  • We will donate a part of the profits to the Kitano and local cat protection activities to let people know about that.

Special Guest

February 24 (Sat.), 2024. Photos were taken twice at 13:00 and 15:00.
“Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan Maru” related goods are also on sale.
Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso
 Photo Shooting in Costume
Kanashiki Debu Neko-chan Maru
Rhine House
Official site
Official Instagram
Order at our cafe and follow us on Instagram to get homemade vegan ice cream!
Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso
Official site
(Closed for maintenance from 26th to 28th)
Get 10% off by showing DM when using the in-house restaurant “Kobe Kitano Dining NinNin”
open 11:00〜19:00
open 11:00〜18:00
(Open irregularly on Saturdays and Sundays)

Official site※One order required
Rose Garden 104
Official site

DM Campaign Partner Shops

Kitano Takohei
Closed: Tuesday
Introduction site
1 soft drink free with meal order.
Closed: Sunday
Introduction site
Omelet rice or grilled rice (with salad and coffee or tea) 1000 yen → 750 yen (250 yen discount).
Tiffany’s Holiday
Business hours 10:00-16:00 l.o.15:30
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays

Official Instagram
If you follow us on Instagram or show us the cat exhibition flyer, we will give you cat sugar and chocolate.

Executive Committee

Executive Committee of Artist friends who love cats Exhibition
KOBE KITANO MUSEUM / Kitano Takohei / Green Hill / SALON AMAMO / Love Art Beauty / RIRAN’S GATE / KITANO ACTIVE COMMUNITY / KITANO THE MAGNET / KITANO MEDIUM / Gallery GEORGE /KOBE SHIMBUN / Micro Canvas Project / PIPELINE / VEGAN CAFE KIU / Bricolage / Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso / Rhine House / WORLD TIMES
Kobe Tourism Bureau

Simultaneous holding A cat exhibition that brings happiness to cats and people Shukugawa Neko Atsume Exhibition

February 10 (Sut.) – February 25 (Sun.), 2024 (Closed Mon.) 12:00~18:00
Exhibition and sale of artists’ works and goods

Click here for details of the event

  • If you collect stamps at the two Bricolage & WORLD TIMES venues, you will receive limited edition goods!

Information for visitors to Bricolage

When coming to Bricolage, please use the elevator inside the building to go up to the 3rd floor.
*Please note that you can not go up to the 3rd floor with the piral staircase.


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