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

Chapter
<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

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)

February 17 - 28, June 22 - August 8, 2021
Caixa Cultural Center (Brasilia, Brazil)

January 16 - April 23, 2020
The Japan Foundation, Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Bibliothèque de Rivière-des Prairies (Montreal, Canada)

October 24 - November 3, 2019
Information and Culture Centre of Japan, Embassy of Japan in Canada (Ottawa, Canada)

September 3 - October 4, 2019
Emergent Arts (Hot Springs, U.S.A.)

May 1 - August 3, 2019
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles(Los Angeles, U.S.A.)

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
© UNSODO. Inc

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
© UNSODO. Inc

Image of kokeshi doll
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 8, 1818
© UNSODO. Inc

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

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

Page Top