Venue1F Multipurpose Hall
Capacity200 seats *First come basis
ParticipationNo pre-registration required
*Numbered tickets will be distributed from 10am on the day of the event.
*For the signing session, numbered tickets will be distributed to the first 50 people who purchase related products from the museum shop on the day.
OrganizationKyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center
Executive Committee of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto” (First period of the exhibition)
*First period of the exhibition is held as a part of the project of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto”.
As Ueyama Tochi prepares speciality dishes from Changsha, China and Daegu, South Korea, he will tell us about his information gathering trip to both cities.
- Ueyama Tochi
Born in Fukuoka in 1954. He debuted as a manga artist in 1979, with the story “Deai~Hariku kun no Nikki” [A meeting – The diary of Haruki], in “Weekly Shonen King” (Shonengahosha). In 1985, the series “Cooking Papa” started in “Morning” (Kodansha). It is a long-running manga that still continues (the latest issue is the 142nd single volume in August 2017). In 1992 it was adapted as an animated TV series, and then as a live action TV series. The series won the special award for the 39th Kodansha Manga Award.
- The protagonist, Araiwa Kazumi, is a salary man from Hakata, Fukuoka, who works very hard. Because of his stoic character and rugged looks, he looks a bit scary, but he is a very good father and also a very good superior to his employees at work. He loves cooking, and often cooks dishes he is good at to provide comfort to other people. It’s a feel-good culinary manga series of self-contained stories.
The Culture City of East Asia project is a three-nation event based on the agreement established during the Japan, China and South Korea Culture Ministers’ Meeting. The project selects one city in each of these three countries in which to hold various cultural activities in the fields of contemporary art, traditional arts and the culture of everyday life, aiming to deepen mutual understanding and build a sense of solidarity in the East Asian region, as well as enhancing the ability of intercultural communication. In addition, the cities selected as Culture Cities of East Asia intend to use this opportunity to implement the project on a continuous basis by promoting their cultural peculiarities, arts, creative industries and tourism. (Organised by Executive Committee of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto”, Kyoto city and Agency of Cultural Affairs Government of Japan)
*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.