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

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.)

March 7 - 31, 2019
National Museum of Anthropology David J. Guzman (San Salvador, El Salvador)

December 1, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Portland Japanese Garden (Portland, U.S.A.)

September 13 - October 17, 2018
Cultural Center, Andres Bello Catholic University (Caracas, Venezuela)

July 6 - 31, 2018
National Library Ernesto R. J. Castillero (Panama City, Panama)

April 27 - May 15, 2018
Salon "Joaquin Pinto" in the Museum of Modern Art in the House of Ecuadorian Culture (Quito, Ecuador)

February 13 - March 11, 2018
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (Townsville, Australia)

January 10 - February 4, 2018
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Casula, Australia)

November 14 – December 5, 2017
PSU Art Gallery, Arts and Cultural Center, Prince of Songkla University (Hat Yai Campus)
(Hat Yai, Thailand)

October 7 – November 2, 2017
Art Bridge Chiang Rai (Chiang Rai, Thailand)

August 17 – September 22, 2017
g23 art gallery, Srinakharinwirot University (Bangkok, Thailand)

June 17 – July 28, 2017
Ateneo Art Gallery (Manila, Philippines)

May 12 – 26, 2017
Exhibition Hall, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 18 – 30, 2017
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam)

March 20 – April 1, 2016
Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (Dublin, Ireland)

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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