Under the supervision of Keiko Takemiya The Genga'(Dash) Exhibition Series

The World of Manga for Men

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So as to simultaneously preserve delicate manga manuscripts that are easily damaged by fading etc, while allowing public exhibitions, the Kyoto International Manga Museum has been carrying out the Genga'(Dash) project since 2001, which researches and creates elaborate reproductions of original artwork.

This project, led by manga artist and Kyoto Seika University president Keiko Takemiya, is a research collaboration with the Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center and has frequent achievements, including exhibitions and related events held both in Japan and abroad.

This exhibition in the series showcases Genga'(Dash) artwork by the three artists Hiroshi Hirata, Takumi Nagayasu, and Motoka Murakami, alongside those of Keiko Takemiya.

A further highlight on display in this exhibition is a real sword duplicate of the famed sword 'Yamato no kami Yasusada' from Takumi Nagayasu's manga 'Mibu gishi den' .

The Genga'(Dash) project has until now predominately focused on shojo (girls') manga, and this exhibition is the first in the series introducing seinen (men's) manga. Please enjoy the somewhat different charm that seinen manga has from shojo manga.

Period

November 21, 2015 - February 9, 2016
10am - 6pm (Admission to the museum until 5:30pm)
* Closed: Wednesdays (Except 12/23), also closed 12/24, 12/28 - 1/3

Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2F, Gallery 4 and 6.
Fee

Free * However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

Artists

Hiroshi Hirata, Takumi Nagayasu, Motoka Murakami, Keiko Takemiya

Artists & Content

32 Genga' (Dash) works by Hiroshi Hirata
32 Genga' (Dash) works by Takumi Nagayasu
35 Genga' (Dash) works by Motoka Murakami
20 Genga' (Dash) works by Keiko Takemiya
A duplicate of the famed sword 'Yamato no kami Yasusada' from Takumi Nagayasu's manga 'Mibu gishi den'.
A number of related items like magazines.

Related Events

Hiroshi Hirata signing event

An autograph signing event featuring Hiroshi Hirata, one of the exhibiting artists.

Date and Time December 6, 2015, 2-4pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall
Capacity 100 people (first come basis)
Participation

No pre-registration required

* Numbered tickets will be distributed on the day of the event from 10 am, to the first 100 visitors who purchase a related publication from the special event hall shop.

* Please note that the purchase of specifically desired publications will only be possible while stocks last.

* Please refrain from requesting autographs on non authorized items such as colored paper.

Takumi Nagayasu book signing

A book signing event featuring Takumi Nagayasu, one of the exhibiting artists.

Date and Time January 10, 2016, 2-4pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall
Capacity 100 people (first come basis)
Participation

No pre-registration required

* Book sign vouchers will be distributed on the day of the event from 10 am to the first 100 visitors who purchase related publications from the special event hall shop. Participants will then receive a book signed by the artist.

Round-table discussion with Motoka Murakami and Keiko Takemiya

Exhibiting artist Motoka Murakami talks to project leader Keiko Takemiya.

Date and Time January 31, 2016, 2-4pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall
Capacity 200 people (first come basis)
Participation

No pre-registration required

* Numbered tickets will be distributed in the museum from 10 am.

Keiko Takemiya signing event

This project leader Keiko Takemiya is also a manga artist, and she will have an autograph signing event after the "Round-table discussion with Motoka Murakami and Keiko Takemiya".

Date and Time January 31, 2016 4:30 - 5:30pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, multipurpose hall
Capacity 80 people (first come basis)
Participation

Numbered tickets will be distributed on the day of the event from 10 am, to the first 80 visitors who purchase a related publication at the museum shop.

* Please refrain from requesting autographs on non authorized items such as colored paper.

About Genga' (Dash)

A Genga'(Dash) is an elaborate reproduction of an original manga manuscript made through the use of computerized fine color adjustment and printing. It reproduces subtle differences in line shades and color gradation with such precision that the reproduction is almost indistinguishable from the original. Keiko Takemiya, University president of Kyoto Seika University, and author of manga titles such as 'Kaze to ki no uta' (The Poem of Wind and Trees) and 'Terra e...' (To Terra...), has led the project in the development of techniques to aid in the preservation and public exhibition of delicate manga manuscripts which can easily be damaged by fading. Since its start in 2001, the project has progressed from its base in the Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center.

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「落城の譜」© 平田弘史

Hiroshi Hirata

Born in 1937 in Tokyo city, Hiroshi Hirata debuted in the short story manga magazine Mazo with 'Aizo Hissatsu Ken' in 1958. Following his debut he published historical themed gekiga (dramatic manga) in magazines like Mazo and Comic Magazine. He continued to draw manga that depicted the way of the samurai in a realistic and thrilling style, and earned a high reputation in Japan as well as abroad. In recognition of his achievements he was awarded the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award category of the Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 2013.

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「壬生義士伝」© ながやす巧/浅田次郎

Takumi Nagayasu

Born in 1949 in Nagasaki prefecture, Takumi Nagayasu debuted as an artist of rental manga, then in 1969 published 'Otoko ni nare' in a special edition of Shonen Sunday. He followed this by continuing to work mainly for major publishing company shonen (boys) and seinen (adult) magazines. He has an established reputation for his detailed depictions and overwhelming artistic skill. His best-known works are 'Ai to makoto' (written by Ikki Kajiwara), 'Poppoya' (written by Jiro Asada), and 'Mibu gishi den' (written by Jiro Asada), the latter of which won Nagayasu the Excellence Award category of the 39th Japan Cartoonists Association Award.

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「ヘヴィ」© 村上もとか

Motoka Murakami

Born in 1951 in Tokyo city, Motoka Murakami debuted in 1972 with 'Moete hashire' in Weekly Shonen Jump. His big-hit manga 'Musashi no ken' (Musashi's sword) was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1981, has been adapted into anime and games, and sparked a boom in kendo. He won the Kodansha Manga Award for 'Kuraimaa retsuden' (Climber Biographies) in 1982, and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for 'Jin' in 2011. His notable works 'Ron' and 'Jin' have been adapted into televised dramas.

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「イズァローン伝説」© 竹宮惠子

Keiko Takemiya

Born in Tokushima prefecture in 1950. Keiko Takemiya won COM magazine's New Comer of the Month Prize in 1967, and the next year debuted professionally with 'Ringo no tsumi' (Sin of the apple) in Weekly Margaret Supplement. As a member of the Year 24 Flower Group, a group of artist many of whom were born in Showa 24 (1949), she became a leader in girls manga for a new generation, and in 1979 she won the Shogakukan Manga Award in recognition of her works 'Kaze to ki no uta' (The Poem of Wind and Trees) and 'Terra e...' (To Terra...). She took up a professorship at Kyoto Seika University in 2000, and is presently university president of the same institution, working to train the next generation of talent.

Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.

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