Holding of a special exhibit titled “MANGA AND WAR”

Mar. 01, 2016

Exhibition of original drawings by artists depicting “war” from new angles and in new ways over four terms
Exhibition of original drawings by artists depicting “war” from new angles and in new ways over four terms

The Meiji University Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) is holding a special exhibition titled “MANGA AND WAR”. The exhibition will run until June 5 (Sun.), and admission is free.

This is a traveling exhibition that was held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum last year, which marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The exhibit introduces 24 war manga works using panels and related materials, with commentary on their background. The 24 works were chosen for perspectives on six themes: the atomic bomb, special attacks, Manchuria, Okinawa, voices of the war generation, and the role of manga. In addition, a special section was prepared for exhibition of original drawings over three terms by three artists (Fumiyo Kono, Yuki Ozawa, and Machiko Kyo) who are producing “war manga” from new angles and in new ways. As an original “plus alpha” program at the Library, there will be an additional exhibition of original drawings by Daisuke Nishijima in the fourth term, presenting perspectives for reconsidering the war and the postwar period.

Exhibition period:
February 11 (Thu., a holiday) - June 5 (Sun.)  
Mondays and Fridays: 2:00 - 8:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 12:00 - 6:00 PM
(Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)

Place:
1F Exhibition Hall, Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, Meiji University (1-7-1 Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Talk event
“War Manga” We Like
Guests: Kazuma Yoshimura (Professor, Faculty of Manga, Kyoto Seika University), Hirohito Miyamoto (Associate Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University)
Date and time: March 18 (Fri.), 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Place: 2F Reading Room, Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, Meiji University *Member registration fee required (fees start at 300 yen for a One-day Member)

Enjoying “Barefoot Gen” (tentative)
Guests: Yuki Ozawa (manga artist), Fumiyo Kono (manga artist)
Date and time: April 16 (Sat.), 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Place: Surugadai Campus, Meiji University *The lecture is free of charge.

“Dien Bien Phu”: Let’s Talk about a Real War Manga
Guest: Daisuke Nishijima (manga artist) Moderator: Hirohito Miyamoto (Associate Professor, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University)
Date and time: May 21 (Sat.), 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Place: 2F Reading Room, Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, Meiji University
*Member registration fee required (fees start at 300 yen for a One-day Member)

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