Kyoto International Manga Museum 国際マンガミュージアム
Exhibition of the International Manga Museum.
Exhibits International Manga Museum.
Libraries International Manga Museum.
The International Manga Museum in Kyoto invites you to discover or rediscover, far removed from its western clichés, an art full of Japanese culture.
A pillar of Japanese pop culture, manga is now playing in the big leagues. And the stereotypical images derived from it are numerous: its super-heros, fictional worlds and unbridled Japan...
Opened in 2006 in the former Tatsuike elementary school, it is the first museum in the world dedicated entirely to the art of manga, and has several floors of an impressive collection of works sorted by year. Insiders and novices alike roam old classrooms, discovering the history of manga, from its stylistic changes to its economic impact. While walking between libraries, educational panels and many stations, you'll find that manga has left an impression on the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese of all ages who like to read series tailored to their tastes and their ages: shojo for girls; for boys shonen, and seinen for adults.
An evolving phenomenon
In addition to the permanent exhibition, various exhibitions are held every six months, observing the place of myth in manga or focusing on a particular publisher. Drawing workshops are regularly scheduled and the library of the museum is more frequented by Kyotoïtes than by foreign visitors. With a membership, Japanese comics junkies can access the entire collection - more than 300,000 books - mostly in Japanese, but increasingly in English. Feel free to browse the many titles, which includes the wealth of designs and styles matched only by the Japanese cultural spectrum.