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Roots of Manga

Nowadays, the culture of “manga” (= Japanese comics) has spread all over the world. “Manga” has already become an English word. They say that a national treasure called “Cho-ju-giga (鳥獣戯画)“, a set of picture scrolls drawn in 13 century, is the root of manga. An exhibition of these famous picture scrolls will take place in Tokyo. If you call yourself a manga maniac, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the origin.

National Treasure, Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga-Emaki: A Special Exhibition Celebrating the Home of the Suntory Museum of Art

Period:
November 3 to December 16, 2007

Place:
Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo Midtown side)

Time:
10:00-18:00 (Sundays, Mondays)
10:00-20:00 (Wednesday to Saturday)
* Enter at least 30 minutes before the closing time
* Open until 20:00 on November 3 and November 23

Closed:
Tuesdays

Admission fee:
1,300 yen for adults
1,000 yen for students
Free for junior-high school students and under

See:
National Treasure, Choju-Jinbutsu-Giga-Emaki: A Special Exhibition Celebrating the Home of the Suntory Museum of Art(English)
鳥獣戯画がやってきた!-国宝「鳥獣人物戯画」の全貌 (Japanese)



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