2019 / Portland Japanese Garden to host Japan Foundation’s traveling exhibition “Manga Hokusai Manga” Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019

Portland Japanese Garden

Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
Dec. 1, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019

The Pavilion and Tanabe Gallery
Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Exhibition admission is included with garden ticket, $16, 95.

By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai Manga, a collection of sketches by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture.

Focusing on pictorial storytelling and participatory culture of “manga” from different periods, the exhibits include panels, books, videos, and a group of new works by contemporary manga artists.

Directed by Jaqueline Berndt (Kyoto Seika University)
Curated by Yu Ito (Kyoto International Manga Museum) and Mizuki Takahashi (Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Art direction by Shin Sobue

Manga Hokusai Manga is a traveling exhibition, organized and supported by The Japan Foundation, and presented by The Japan Foundation and Consular Office of Japan in Portland.