Tottori Mizuki Shigeru Museum and Road

Visiting the home of the father of "yokai" characters

By George Popescu    - 1 min read

The Mizuki Shigeru museum is at the end of the road with the same name which incidentally starts right at Sakaiminato station. The road is peppered with small statues of the many characters from the famous manga "GeGeGe Kitaro".

The whole area is an homage to the artist who live in Tottori and created the "yokai" type of characters for Japanese comics. At the end of the road is a museum dedicated to this famous artist and inside you can see more examples of the characters, as well as a history of his life and even some of his personal belongings.

His life was quite interesting and I won't spoil it for you here but he traveled abroad quite a lot to get information from which to craft his stories and characters. This is a must for fans of manga or "yokai" characters and there are many stores selling merchandise along the road, and the characters are incredibly fun and creative. 

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George Popescu

George Popescu @george.popescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and after a brief stay in London, England I settled and lived in Toronto, Canada for 20 years. I moved to Tokyo in late 2013 and have lived here ever since. I enjoy exploring the city with my camera as well as going to many special events that Tokyo has to offer every year. There are so many incredible things and places to see in this country and they all need to be enjoyed and documented as well as shared with the world.