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Mini exhibition commemorating the publication of "Chotenkai Ballet Manga Tani Yukiko no Sekai "(Unexpectedly developing ballet story manga, Tani Yukiko's world) (Rittosha)

Superb! Scary! Tani Yukiko!

Have you ever heard of Tani Yukiko?

She was a manga artist who became successful with a ballet series, published in education magazines in the 70's by Shogakukan, after taking an active part in the Kashihon (rental book) industry in Osaka in the 1960's.

Her drawing can be seen as a typical sweet girly manga. However the development of the stories is not what you expect. The stories are not predictable; water wall training in ballet practice, being attacked by a tiger and wild dogs, and having to manage through a dynamite explosion.

Manga readers at that time were so into Tani's works however now she is not as well known as she used to be because her series was never published as a book due to a lack of her original drawings.

Kyoto International Manga Museum stores very rare original drawings by Tani.

To encourage her first book publication, we are exhibiting our collection for the first time in a small exhibition to introduce some parts of her charming world.

Period October 27, 2016 - January 31, 2017
*10am- 6pm (Admission to the museum until 5:30pm)
*Closed: Wednesdays(except 23 Nov.), 28 Dec.- 4 Jan.
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2F, Gallery 4


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

*On November 4, admission to the museum is free because it is Kansai Culture Day.

Content ・Tani Yukiko's original drawings
・panels introducing her works

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Born in 1935 in Hyogo Prefecture, Tani published rental manga from 1958. With recognized drawing skill, she was also frequently commissioned to produce cover art for short story magazines "Niji" (Rainbow), and "Sumire" (Violet). She created long running ballet manga that were serialized for roughly ten years in school children's magazines, based around mother and child relationships. Her pen names included Yukiko Tani (谷ゆきこ) and Yukiko Tani (谷幸子). She passed away in 1999.

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

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