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Exhibition: Japan: Myths to Manga

Location

Young V&A,

Cambridge Heath Road, London,
E2 9PA

Dates

This exhibition runs from Sat, 14th Oct 2023 to Sun, 11th Aug 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Thu,
23rd May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Fri,
24th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sat,
25th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Sun,
26th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Mon,
27th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Tue,
28th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)
Wed,
29th May 2024  
(10am - 5:45pm)

Cost: £9

Description

From Hokusai to Pokémon, Studio Ghibli, robots and beyond, the exhibition takes young visitors on an atmospheric and playful journey revealing the influence of folklore on Japan’s art and design.

From visual art, animation and origami to curious creatures, robots, fashion, film, and photography, Japan: Myths to Manga celebrates the spirit of playfulness and imagination that lies at the heart of Japanese culture. New acquisitions and rarely seen works from across the V&A’s collections will be brought together with important loans and reimagined for young people and their families, while an exciting selection of hands- on activities are set to spark creativity and imagination among visitors of all ages.

Japan: Myths to Manga will feature works by celebrated 19th century Japanese artists, such as Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and Kuniyoshi alongside precious kimono and cute netsuke. The exhibition will explore how Pokémon, Studio Ghibli and the timeless yokai manga of Shigeru Mizuki have drawn inspiration from Japan’s folktales to create some of popular culture’s most beloved characters. It will also show how these myths and the values they embody continue to inspire generations of artists and designers including Keita Miyazaki, Mariko Kusumoto, Noritaka Tatehana, and Yuken Teruya.

A poignant installation of 1,000 paper cranes, a symbol of remembrance from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan will also be on display.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

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Disclaimer

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All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Sat, 14th Oct 2023 to Sun, 11th Aug 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

May 2024

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

Location

Young V&A,

Cambridge Heath Road, London,
E2 9PA

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