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Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls' Comics Exhibition in London

Date: Wednesday 16th March 2016 [16:08] | Posted By: Joe

The good folks from House of Illustration have sent us details of their up new exhibition Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls' Comics. The exhibition is set to run from Friday 18th March to Sunday 12th June 2016 in at House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH.

It's the first major UK exhibition tour of the genre, from its golden era to the present day.

The Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. It's closed Mondays. Admission is £7.70 (with gift aid), Concessions £5.50 (with Gift Aid).
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Press release as follows:

Shōjo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls' Comics

House of Illustration 18 March – 12 June 2016

Shojo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls' Comics

Shōjo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls'Comics is the UK’s first major exhibition tour of the genre, from its golden era to the present day.

Japan's shōjo manga culture dates back to post-WWII years, but it was the innovative work of a small group of artists in the 1970s that turned it into the broad-ranging and hugely popular art form enjoyed today.

This exhibition, in association with the Kyoto International Manga Museum and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, presents the work of three key creators: pioneering 1970s artists Akiko Hatsu and Keiko Takemiya, and contemporary artist Yukiko Kai.

The 1970s are celebrated as a turning point in the history of shōjo manga, when artists such as Hatsu and Takemiya transformed what had previously been seen as a 'lowbrow' form of manga into a cultural genre to rival literature, encompassing themes as diverse as romance, science fiction, and Japanese Noh theatre.

The exhibition explores the world of Japanese shōjo (girls’) manga through elaborate Genga'(Dash) prints of original artworks, that have been faithfully reproduced aiming to conserve original manga artwork.

Listings information
Shōjo Manga: The World of Japanese Girls' Comics
18 March – 12 June 2016
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-
6pm. Closed Mondays. Admission: £7.70 (inc gift aid). Information: 020 3696 2020.
houseofillustration.org.uk. @illustrationHQ.

Source: House of Illustration

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