Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics

By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai Manga, a collection of sketches by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture. Focusing on pictorial storytelling and participatory culture of “manga” from different periods, the exhibits include panels, books, videos, and a group of new works by contemporary manga artists.

Directed by
Jaqueline Berndt (Professor, Stockholm University)

Curated by
Yu Ito (Curator, Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center)
Mizuki Takahashi (Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)

Art direction by
Shin Sobue

<Panel Exhibition> Part 1: Hokusai Manga: Funny Pictures?/Part 2: A Character Named Hokusai/Part 3: Manga-like ukiyo-e, ukiyo-e-like Manga/Part 4: Hokusai Manga: Shared Manual!
<Mangawork Exhibition> Contemporary Manga Artists Revisiting Hokusai Manga

  • 2024 first semester Taiwan *TBC
  • September 6 - November 15, 2023
    Guam Museum (Guam, U.S.A.)
  • June 7 - July 8, 2023
    Hawaii Japanese Center (Hilo, U.S.A.)
  • April 7 - 30, 2023
    Seattle Opera (Seattle, U.S.A.)
  • December 10 - 21, 2022
    University of Mumbai Kalina Campus (Mumbai, India)
  • November 11 - 28, 2022
    Nazrultirtha (Kolkata, India)
  • October 15 - 28, 2022
    Lalit Kala Adademi (Chennai, India)
  • July 15 - August 20, 2022
    Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi, India)
  • April 8 - May 8, 2022
    Mongol Art Gallery (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)
  • December 10 - January 31, 2022
    Galeria Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana)
  • October 6 - November 14, 2021
    National Museum of Modern Art "Carlos Mérida" (Guatemala City, Guatemala)

Image of Manga Hokusai Manga
© Shiriagari Kotobuki 2015 © Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints

Image of Hokusai Manga 1
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 11, c.1823-1833

Image of Crescent Moon: The Adventure of Tametomo
Kyokutei Bakin (author) and Katsushika Hokusai (artist)
Crescent Moon: The Adventure of Tametomo, 1807[-1811]
Collection of National Diet Library, Tokyo

Image of Sarusuberi
Hinako Sugiura
Sarusuberi, 1983[-87]
© Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS

Image of Summer Fields
Haruko Ichikawa
Summer Fields, 2015
© Haruko Ichikawa

Image of Giant Elephant
Yuichi Yokoyama
Giant Elephant, 2015
© Yuichi Yokoyama

Image of A person who draws the world
Daisuke Igarashi
A person who draws the world, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
36 x 110 cm
© Daisuke Igarashi

Image of Hokusai Manga 2
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 10, 1819

Image of kokeshi doll
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 8, 1818

Image of Kyōjin Kankei/Furious Love
Kazuo Kamimura
Kyōjin Kankei/Furious Love, 1973[-74]

Image of That’s All For Now
Tetuzoh Okadaya
That’s All For Now, 2015
© Tetuzoh Okadaya

Image of La Mer I (detail)
Daisuke Nishijima
La Mer I (detail), 2015
Acrylic and pencil on paper, sound
300 x 60 x 13 cm
© Daisuke Nishijima

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