Daijiro Morohoshi Original Art Exhibition:
Immature 1970 - 2012

「海の女」© 諸星大二郎/河出書房新社

This exchibition introduces about sixty original works (spread over three consecutive parts) by manga artist Daijiro Morohoshi, whose work has many passionate fans, and who is famous for the particular world he depicts in "The Monkey King and Other Chinese Legends".

The works were selected by two people who are both manga artists who draw very unique works too, Yosuke Takahashi, creator of the Mugen shinshi series, and Kazuhiro Fujita, creator of Ushio and Tora, for the last part, the works were selected by Daijiro Morohoshi himself.

Please enjoy the wonder world of Daijiro Morohoshi through the eye of three geniuses.


June 29 - September 29, 2013

10am - 6pm (Admission to the museum until 5:30pm)
Closed: Wednesdays, July 1 - 4

However, the museum will be open every day between July 11and September 3 (Tue)

Change of
exhibited content
Part 1: Selected by Yosuke Takahashi: June 29 - July 27
Part 2: Selected by Kazuhiro Fujita: July 28 - August 31
Part 3: Selected by Daijiro Morohoshi: September 1 - September 29
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1F, Entrance hall
Fee Free * However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

Centering around a full color illustration that was the cover of the widely acclaimed and recently published collected works of Daijiro Morohoshi, Daijiro Morohoshi, Immature, 1970 - 2012 (Kawadeshobo shinsha publishers), we are exhibiting around sixty works in three consecutive parts.

Related Event

"Hyakumonogatari" × "Daijiro Morohoshi Original Art Exhibition" Related Event
Talk show with Kazuhiro Fujita

We are hosting a talk show for which we have invited Kazuhiro Fujita, one of people who selected art for the exhibition, as a speaker. This talk show is part one of our Kwaidan (ghost story) Event "Hyakumonogatari Mansion -- Going is easy, going home is scary".
On a stage especially made to tell ghost stories, Kunihiko Tsutsumi, the leading researcher on Kwaidan literature and professor at Kyoto Seika University, will listen to the wonders of Fujita's world.

Date and Time August 3, 2013  0 - 2 pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum 1F, Multi purpose hall
Fee Free * However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

Kazuhiro Fujita (manga artist)
Kunihiko Tsutsumi (prof. of Literature at Kyoto Seika University)

Host: Yu Ito (researcher at Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center)

Capacity 150 seats
Participation No prior registration required. 
We will distribute numbered tickets on the day of the event within the museum, starting at 10am.

「西遊妖猿伝」© 諸星大二郎

「妖怪ハンター」© 諸星大二郎


「夢幻紳士 回帰篇」 © 高橋葉介 / 早川書房

「うしおととら」 © 藤田和日郎/小学館


「顔のない女」 © 高橋葉介 / 早川書房


「月光条例」 © 藤田和日郎/小学館

About Daijiro Morohoshi

Born in 1949, Nagano prefecture. His submission to the magazine "COM" was published in 1970, and this was his debut as a manga artist. In 1974, he won many newcomer awards for his works in the shonen manga magazines "Big Comic" and "Weekly Shonen Jump". He published many more unique works that lingered in the minds of readers because he based them on folklore and ancient history, like the Mud Men series, Dark Myths (Ankoku shinwa), the Yokai Hunter series, the Shiori and Shimiko series, and many more. In 2000 he received the 4th Osamu Tezuka Culture Award Grand Prize for The Monkey King and Other Chinese Legends.

About Yosuke Takahashi

Born in 1956, Nagano prefecture. He debuted as a manga artists in 1977, with Dr. Jehovah's clinic. He gained popularity fast because of his unique worlds, full of weirdness and humor, his diverse drawing techniques, and became known as one of the banner carriers of the New Wave, a group of incredibly talented manga artists that included Katsuhiro Otomo and Fumiko Takano. Later he went on to draw many popular series like the very popular Mugen Shinshi series and Gakko Kaidan.

About Kazuhiro Fujita

Born in 1964, Hokkaido. He debuted as a manga artist in 1988. He started drawing series for "Weekly Shonen Sunday" in 1990, and his work Ushio to Tora, an action manga with yokai, became a big hit that immediately made him one of the most popular manga artists. Since then, he's worked on many more works with unique settings, from shonen manga to action, like Karakuri Circus and Gekko Jorei.

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

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