Visits

Manga now :Three generations exhibition

The British Museum is now exhibiting a graphical form of manga (Japanese comics).
The term manga was first made Katsushika Hokusai to denote his sketches that were brought together and complied into printed books. Although manga has reached back into the 12th century displayed on wall scrolls, manga then started to reflect on traditional art, wooden block prints and the literary genre of Japan.

Today it depicts on Japanese society and has now reached popularity globally to other countries outside Japan. This exhibition features manga artists Chiba tetsuya, Hoshino Yukinobu and Nakamura Hikaru.

Mangas featured in this exhibition are Rainman illustrated by Hoshino Yukinobu (1954). Hoshino is known to be one of the best science fiction manga artists; Saint Oniisan illustrated by Nakamura Hikaru, which is currently the best selling manga due to its backstory which reflects youth culture and has a playful comical imagination. Nakamura represents the generation now of manga artists which also inspires other manga artists today.

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