Pokémon’s art exhibition celebrating Japanese craftwork is coming to Los Angeles

A close-up photo of a sculpture made from very thin gold and silver strips of copper fashioned to resemble foil-like lightning bolts. The sculpture is a yellow fox-like creature with a thick tuft of pointy white fur around its neck.
Taiichiro Yoshida’s “Jolteon” | Taku Saiki / The Pokémon Company

We’re still quite a ways out from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s big DLC drops, and it’s not clear when the newest Pokémon anime will start airing outside of Japan. But anyone looking for an artful Poké-fix might want to start thinking about visits to Los Angeles this summer to take in The Pokémon Company’s upcoming Pokémon × Kogei craftwork exhibition.

Today, The Pokémon Company announced its new collaboration with Japan House Los Angeles to bring Pokémon × Kogei, a collection of over 70 pieces of handcrafted art from 20 different artists working in a variety of mediums, to the US for a five-month-long exhibition. In a press release about the exhibition, The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said that it was an honor to…

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