ジャポニスム2018|Japonismes 2018

Main image of "MANGA ⇔ TOKYO" exhibition
Illustration by: Yoh Yoshinari (c) Crypton Future Media, INC. www.piapro.net / (c) khara / (c) Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation / (c) Osamu Akimoto,Atelier Beedama/SHUEISHA / (c) SOTSU, SUNRISE / (c) TOHO CO., LTD.

  • Exhibitions
  • November 29 - December 30, 2018

MANGA⇔TOKYO

An integrated display of fiction and reality, featuring Japanese manga (comics), anime, videogames and SFX films, with a focus on their portrayal of metropolitan Tokyo.

Japan’s manga, animation, games, SFX films (tokusatsu) are reflective of the social change and technological development of the city of Tokyo. This exhibition pursues to represent these depictions through numerous drawings, models and images. How did the characteristics of the real city inspire the direction of fiction? How did these fictions and their characters present us with a new hybrid reality, now multilayered to the real city?

This exhibition does focus on Japanese manga, animation, games, and SFX films (tokusatsu), but through them it also portrays the city of Tokyo, already iconic in a lot of people’s mind. It hopes to delve into the meaning and possibilities for Japan’s animation, manga and its gaming culture, as they have become tourism drawcards and created what for many enthusiasts is a “sacred pilgrimage” when visiting Japan.

・Period:
 November 29 – December 30, 2018
・Venue:
 La Villette
・Organized by:
 The Japan Foundation, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Agency for Cultural Affairs,
 Organization for promoting Manga and Animation, La Villette
・In cooperation with:
 JAPAN AIRLINES
・Curator:
 Kaichiro Morikawa, Associate Professor at Meiji University
 
 
(Updated: 10/15/2018)