2024.2.9[Fri]-2.18[Sun] in NAGOYA


The arts and games converge!
Come see the work of five artists from SQUARE ENIX

where traditional Japanese art meets pop culture in this limited-time exhibition.

The SQUARE ENIX CREATORS EXHIBITION is a special showcase starring five creators from SQUARE ENIX, known not only for video games but also for creating various other forms of entertainment media.
These five featured artists have provided character designs across many games — now they're also sharing concept art and other illustrations. Get a new perspective on the work of these unique creators in this new exhibition of over 200 pieces from a selection of titles. Step into a few fantastical game worlds to discover something new about them and the artists who brought them to life.
Five pieces created just for this exhibition take center stage, based on a variety of titles both new and nostalgic. They combine game images with traditional arts and techniques from the host of the show, Aichi Prefecture.
Come visit and see for yourself how crafting and emotion fuse into a single, genre-crossing presentation!


Toshiyuki Itahana FINAL FANTASY IX × Can

Toshiyuki Itahana, character designer for FINAL FANTASY IX, worked with the Sobajima Can Company, an Aichi-based can manufacturer with a proud 117-year history, to put together a treasure-themed exhibit. Itahana's characters, beloved since the game's release in 2000, appear on tin-crafted articles that have protected their contents for more than a century, much like their fantastical counterparts. The exhibit also features art related to other properties the artist has worked on, including the Chocobo series, the FINAL FANTASY Crystal Chronicles games, NieR: Automata as a guest artist.

Ryoma Ito FINAL FANTASY XII × tokonameyaki

Ryoma Ito, an artist involved with FINAL FANTASY XII, took up the medium of pottery, specifically tokonameyaki, named for one of Japan's six ancient kilns and using clay sourced from the bed of what was once Lake Tokai. The artist has brought an Ivalician Moogle to life in a nature-infused setting. The resulting piece has to be seen in person to be appreciated. This exhibit also features artwork from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS ADVANCE and Dungeon Encounters, where the artist handled character designs, and even pieces from Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe.

Gen Kobayashi Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo × Arimatsu-Narumi shibori

Gen Kobayashi, character designer for the 2023 JGA Award of Excellence winner, Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo, tried his hand at Arimatsu-Narumi shibori, a designated traditional handicraft, to create a yukata where his artwork is accompanied by the sekka shibori pattern characterizing this ancient form of cloth dyeing. The exhibit not only showcases minute details specific to hand-crafted work, but also features pieces from other series where Kobayashi has lent his talents like The World Ends With You and the SaGa series, and one-off titles such as Schoolgirl Strikers 2.

Yukihiro Kajimoto Star Ocean: The Second Story R × Nagoya-style sensu

Yukihiro Kajimoto, the designer behind the characters of the brand-new title Star Ocean: The Second Story R, took on the vivid colors of Nagoya-style sensu. His striking artwork appears on a decorative folding fan with a distinguished blue background full of stars. The exhibit also includes other pieces of art from the Star Ocean series.

Satoshi Kuramochi the SaGa series × Nagoya’s own kuromontsuki-zome

Satoshi Kuramochi, a designer who’s worked on the now 35-year-old SaGa series, has created cloth pieces in Nagoya's own kuromontsuki-zome style of high-purity black ink dyeing that has been passed down through the generations. The famous setsugekka blade technique is vividly depicted in black ink on the cloth. Artwork from the upcoming SaGa Emerald Beyond will also be on display, along with pieces from other entries in the series such as SaGa Scarlet Grace and Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe.

Hands-On Traditional Art Experience

On weekends only, a special corner will be set aside for visitors to try out the traditional arts and crafts featured in the exhibition. The experience will rotate through tokonameyaki pottery, cans, Arimatsu-Narumi shibori cloth dyeing, Nagoya-style sensu folding fans, and kuromontsuki-zome tie-dyeing. Don't miss this chance to forge a deeper connection with the arts! Get your hands involved in traditional handicrafts!

*Hands-on experience content subject to change without notice. See our official social media for details.
*Extra fees apply,
*Limited spaces available. The hands-on area may close earlier than the rest of the exhibition. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated.



Chukyo TV Plaza C


4-60-11 Hiraikecho, Nakamura, Nagoya, JAPAN


1 min. walk from Sasashima Live station on the Aonami line
15 min. walk from Meitetsu Nagoya Station central exit


February 9 to 18, 2024


10:00-21:00 (last entry 20:00)

*On the last day, (Feb. 18), the exhibition closes at 18:00 (last entry 17:00).
*Opening times subject to change without notice.
*Refer to this page and official social media accounts for up-to-date news.

Presented by the SQEX Creative Exhibition Production Committee



Tickets available starting at 10:00 Friday, December 25, 2023 until 23:59 Sunday, February 16, 2024

Prices (tax included)
  • Advance Sales:
    - Adult: 1,500 JPY
    - Student: 1,300 JPY
    - Child: 800 JPY
  • Door Sales:
    - Adult: 1,800 JPY
    - Student: 1,600 JPY
    - Child: 1,000 JPY

*Advance tickets purchased from a convenience store will be exchangeable at the gate for an illustrated ticket.
*Advance ticket details will be posted later.
*Illustrated ticket quantities are limited. Exchange only available while supplies last.
*It is possible to purchase merchandise and visit the hands-on art experience without going into the rest of the exhibition.
*Children under school age can enter free of charge.
*One ticket per person per entry.
*No refunds or exchanges allowed. Purchased tickets will not be re-issued. Resale not permitted.
*No re-entry.
*Private bookings not available.

Hotel packages now available! Book now to get
an illustrated ticket and special merchandise!

An exclusive package deal that combines hotel accommodations, illustrated tickets to the exhibition, and merchandise is also available. Only at participating hotels in Nagoya (various options available)

*See the following link for details

Sales site


  • - Tickets cannot be transferred, exchanged, or refunded after purchase.
  • - No time limit applies after entry. Please note that re-entry is not possible.
  • - During heavy crowds, a capacity limit may be applied regardless of whether tickets were purchased in advance. A virtual queue may be put in place at peak hours.
  • - Ticket stubs torn prior to admission may not be used.
  • - Tickets are not exchangeable for cash. Lost or stolen tickets will not be re-issued.
  • - Resale strictly prohibited.
  • - Small children must be accompanied by an adult (must be 18 or over, must purchase a ticket).
  • - Dates, times, and content subject to modification, rescheduling, and cancellation without notice.
  • - Photos and videos may be taken by staff members during visiting hours for use in promotional materials. Your understanding is appreciated.
  • - For your safety, please do not run in the exhibition space and refrain from touching the exhibits.
  • - Please do not block hallways and common areas by sitting down or otherwise getting in the way of other visitors.
  • - Eating, drinking, and smoking are prohibited.
  • - We take no responsibility for damage to personal items brought in by visitors.
  • - No changing facilities or coat checks available. Please avoid bringing large bags into the venue as space is limited.

  • - Photography is limited to smartphones only aside from specified exhibitions.
  • - SLR photography is prohibited.
  • - Video recording is also prohibited.
  • - Certain exhibits may not be photographed at all. Details will be posted inside the venue.
  • - Posting photos on social media is allowed.
  • Other
  • - Please do not enter if you have a fever, cough, or other flu-like symptoms.
  • - Please refrain from conversation inside the venue so as to prevent the spread of droplets.
  • - Please use the designated entrance and exit to limit the number of people crowded into a single area.
  • - Please follow posted instructions and disinfect your hands with the provided sanitizer.
  • - Please respect social distancing guidelines while you take in the exhibition.
  • - Please alert the staff as soon as possible in case of the following:

    Injury or sudden illness

    Loss of a personal item, picking up a lost item

    Getting lost, finding a lost child (it is not possible to make venue-wide announcements)



    ¥ 7,700 (tax included)


    ¥ 3,300 (tax included)


    ¥ 1,650 (tax included)


    ¥ 1,430 (tax included)


    ¥ 1,650 (tax included)

    Official Pamphlet

    ¥ 2,750 (tax included)

  • T-Shirt
    Chocobo & Moogle

    ¥ 4,620 (tax included)

  • T-Shirt

    ¥ 4,620 (tax included)

  • T-Shirt

    ¥ 4,620 (tax included)

  • T-Shirt SaGa Series

    ¥ 4,950 (tax included)

  • T-Shirt STAR OCEAN

    ¥ 4,620 (tax included)

    The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

    ¥ 4,950 (tax included)


    【One (1) Blind Bag】
    ¥ 770 (tax included)
    【Blind Bag Set Of 6】
    ¥ 4,620 (tax included)

※Each individual frame magnet comes in a blind bag & choice of design can not be requested.
※【Blind Bag Set Of 6】 is for 1 full display of 6 blind bags.
※【Blind Bag Set Of 6】 is not guaranteed to contain the full set of frame magnets as each purchase comes in a blind bag.