About the Kyoto International Manga Museum

Background of Establishment

Our museum mascot "Mamyu"

Developed and opened through the deep understanding and active cooperation of local residents, as a joint project of Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University, the Kyoto International Manga Museum was established on the site of the former Tatsuike Primary School.

The Museum was developed based on the concept of Public-Private Partnership (PPP). The development plan was formulated jointly by the City and University, and the land and building were provided by the City.

Under supervision by the steering committee consisting of representatives from both the City and University, the University manages and operates the Museum, making full use of its research accomplishments and accumulated know-how. The Museum acts as a venue for the collection, preservation and exhibition of manga and animation materials, which have been accumulated through generous donation from both individuals and companies.

Collected materials will be used for systematic research and study. Through research and other manga-related activities, the Museum is expected to contribute to various areas, including lifelong learning, tourism promotion, human development and the creation of a new industry. The Museum is also expected to contribute to cultural activities of local communities in various ways. The Museum has been attracting a great deal of attention as a pioneering project that provides an example that could be followed in other regions.

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Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan

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