Nov 25th
Jan 24th

Giga Manga Exhibition

From Edo Caricatures to Modern Manga

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: The Sumida Hokusai Museum When: Nov 25th - Jan 24th 2021, 9:30am - 5:30pm

A special exhibition taking place at the Sumida Hokusai Museum until January 24th looks at the origins of manga in Japan and how they have developed over time. The event will explore pieces like ukiyo-e prints, manga magazines from the Meiji and Taisho eras, caricatures in Japanese modern print media, and the explosion in popularity of children's manga during the Showa era.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.

Getting there

The Sumida Hokusai Museum is located 5 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's A3 exit (via the Toei Oedo Line), or 9 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's East exit (via the JR Sobu Line).

Alternatively, bus services are available directly to the museum from Kinshicho Station, served by the JR Sobu Line. Head out of the station's North Exit, and take the Sumida loop bus for 5 minutes. There is a dedicated stop for the museum itself.

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Find out more about The Sumida Hokusai Museum.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sander van Werkhoven 5 months ago
Why are there so many interesting exhibitions now that we can't travel :-(

I've visited a somewhat similar (though limited to just ukiyo-e prints) exhibition last year at the Hokusai Museum in Obuse (Nagano-ken), that was very interesting. Would have loved to visit this one too!
Kim Author 5 months ago
It's hard, right now - but I am so encouraged by the fact that there are loads of exhibitions popping up. For a while, a lot of museums were closed, and special exhibitions were scrapped or postponed. Seeing them all start up again is a great sign to me!