A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Those who have cold symptoms such as coughs and who are not feeling
well, please do not visit the museum.

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A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Those who have cold symptoms such as coughs and who are not feeling
well, please do not visit the museum.

Click here for details

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Come together! Manga Workshop Expo

2023/3/18 (Sat) ~ 5/28 (Sun)

Closed : Tuesdays and Wednesdays (excluding March 21,2023 (Tues/holiday)), March 23 (Thurs), and every Wednesday from April 1,2023 (excluding May 3, 2023 Wed/holiday))

Since its opening, the Kyoto International Manga Museum has provided visitors with various ways to enjoy manga beyond simply reading. One of the greatest of these has been workshops.
This time, we are pleased to present the ‘Come together! Manga Workshop Expo’ to once again convey the charm of manga to children.
For this project, a variety of instructors have prepared programs situated within the story world imagined by a picture book creator unit twotwotwo.
In addition to of course drawing manga, using manga to learn, and going on a tour of the museum basement, this project allows you to learn and play with manga and the Kyoto International Manga Museum to your heart’s content.

Venue

Main venue: Kyoto International Manga Museum 2nd floor galleries 1 and 2.
* Exact location of the workshops will vary depending on the content.

Fee

Free
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required
* Excluding the online manga class on March 21st.

* Same-day tickets can be purchased at the ticket vending machine at the entrance on the day of the event.
* You can purchase the admission ticket at the ticket vending machine when you enter the museum on the day you visit, or you can purchase it online in advance.

The ‘Come together! Manga Workshop Expo’ was born from this story.

Kyoto International Manga Museum has a secret.
The fact is, that there are many manga-loving monsters living in the museum.
Count Screw takes care of them. Hoping not to surprise the manga museum visitors, the monsters are usually locked in a magical manga, and only let out at night. The museum is busy with visitors during the day, and monsters at night. He was so busy that he decided to hire newcomer Yoshida, but then Yoshida accidentally opened the manga. The magic melted away, and the escaped monsters were overjoyed! Rushing to play with the children who come during the day.
The monsters are in an uproar, “Let’s draw manga together!” “Let’s read together!” “Let’s explore the museum together!” Yoshida and his sempai (senior) Tomo, who was entrusted with the role of instructor, are both in a panic! Well, what will happen now!? The Manga Workshop Expo begins, with Count Screw, Tomo-sempai, newcomer Yoshida, and with the monsters joining in!

Count Screw (left)
Tomo-sempai (middle)
Newcomer Yoshida (right)


Content and workshop schedule by the monsters

* The application process will be different for each workshop. The application period is scheduled to start around the end of January. Updated information will be announced as needed on this page and on social media, etc.
* Visitors 9 years old or younger must be accompanied by a guardian (only one companion each).
* The target age is only for guidance and is not a limit.
* All workshops will be held in Japanese.

Making mini picture books with Count Screw

The main character of this expo, Count Screw will jump out of the story and make picture books together with the workshop participants. By coloring and using stickers, whether you like drawing or it’s your weak point, children and adults alike can make their very own mini picture book!

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Teachers

twotwotwo (Picture book creator duo)

Event dates

Mar 18 (Sat), May 5 (Fri, holiday), May 6 (Sat), May 7 (Sun)

Time

Each day, 1st workshop: 11:00am-, 2nd workshop 1:30pm-

Meeting Place

2F Gallery 1

Required time

30 minutes

How to participate

Sign up on the day (applications accepted until 30 minutes after the start time of each workshop)

Capacity

30 people each workshop (first come, first served)

Target age

Infants and above.

What’s in the museum basement? Secret storage room expedition tour

The underground storage space of the museum is usually only accessible to a limited number of staff. What kind of place is it? What is in there?? Let’s explore the secret underground storage. (Please note that access is only possible via stairs)

Elegan-angel

Teacher

Elegan-angel (Tomoko Watanabe, Kyoto International Manga Museum)

Event dates

Mar 19 (Sun), Apr 8 (Sat)

Time

11am-, 3pm-

Meeting Place

1F Workshop Corner(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

30 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

10 people each workshop (including companions. First come, first served)

Target age

Infants and above.

Easy drawing experience! Let’s draw an original monster

Let’s draw your own monsters using art materials that manga artists actually use. From children to adults, everyone can experience drawing suited to their age.

Amoeba-boys

Teacher

Amoeba-boys (Museum workshop lead artists)

Event dates

Mar 21 (Tue, holiday), Mar 25 (Sat), Apr 1 (Sat), Apr 9 (Sun), May 3 (Wed, holiday), May 4 (Thu, holiday), May 28 (Sun)

Time

11am-, 1:30pm-, 3pm-

Meeting Place

1F Workshop Corner(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

60 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

8 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Toddler and above.

Architectural tour in Manga Museum

Do you know that the manga museum building used to be an elementary school? But if you look carefully, there are many things that other schools don’t have! We will show you around inside and outside the museum. Everyone who participates in the tour will complete an architectural map of the manga museum! (In the event of rain, only indoors will be included in the tour)

Snakey

Teacher

Snakey (Keiko Otani, Kyoto International Manga Museum)

Event dates

Mar 26 (Sun), May 27 (Sat)

Time

11am-, 3pm-

Meeting Place

1F Workshop Corner(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

60 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

15 people each workshop (including companions. First come, first served)

Target age

Elementary school age and above.

Let’s become yokai!

Just add a little sticker and a little color, and this, that, you and I will all be different! Let’s transform different things while playing and fill the room full of yokai (spirits/ghosts)!

Wonder-dog-boy

Teacher

Wonder-dog-boy (Yu Ito, Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center)

Event dates

Apr 2 (Sun), May 14 (Sun)

Time

11am-, 2:30pm-

Meeting Place

2F Gallery 3(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

30 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

8 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Infants and above.

Let’s draw yokai pictures!

Taught by the editor of ‘Manga Kyo, yokai picture scrolls’, serialized in Kyoto Shimbun Junior Times, join us in this workshop using felt-tip pens and color pencils make manga out of your recent experiences and old yokai (spirit/ghost) stories that you’ve heard from your family and friends! During the Manga Workshop Expo, everyone’s artwork will be exhibited on panels in the 2nd floor gallery of the museum.

Magi Crow

Teacher

Magi Crow (Yasunori Oya, Kyoto International Manga Museum)

Event dates

Apr 15 (Sat), Apr 16 (Sun)

Time

1pm-, 3:30pm-

Meeting Place

1F Multi-purpose Video Hall(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

60 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

20 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Elementary school age and above.

Now you’re a manga expert too!? Parents and kids learn how to read manga

There are some surprisingly unknown aspects to manga. If you come to listen to this lecture, manga will be 100 times more fun and maybe you can even brag about it at school?

Prof. Pencase

Teacher

Prof. Pencase (Kazuma Yoshimura, Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Manga)

Event date

Apr 22 (Sat)

Time

1pm-

Meeting Place

2F Gallery 3(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

60 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

20 people (First come, first served)

Target age

Elementary school age and above.

Manga in different languages: Let’s look for foreign language onomatopoeia!

Japanese manga has been translated into many different languages. How are onomatopoeia such as shiin (silence) and gaan (boom) translated? Enjoy onomatopoeia in many different languages!

The Little Mer-reader

Teacher

The Little Mer-reader (Sookyung Yoo, Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Manga)

Event dates

Apr 23 (Sun), May 21 (Sun)

Time

11am-, 2:30pm-

Meeting Place

1F Workshop Corner(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

45 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

8 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Elementary school age and above.

Now you’re a manga detective!

“I can’t find the manga I’m looking for”, Red Onifaun is in trouble!
Get a hint from Red Onifaun on what kind of manga they’re looking for, and let’s find it in the museum!

Red Onifaun

Teacher

Red Onifaun (Yoshinori Kawarai, Kyoto International Manga Museum)

Event dates

Apr 30 (Sun), May 13 (Sat)

Time

1:30pm-, 3:30pm-

Meeting Place

1F Workshop Corner(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

60 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

10 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Toddler and above.

My first manga school: Learn key points and level up!

Please bring your regular illustrations and manga that you have drawn (rough drawing are OK!). We will give you on-the-spot drawing tips and personalized advice on how to improve your artwork.

Fluffy White

Teacher

Fluffy White with apprentices (Tsuyoshi Ogawa, Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Manga, together with his students.)

Event date

May 20 (Sat)

Time

1pm–

Meeting Place

1F Multi-purpose Video Hall(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

120 minutes

How to participate

Pre-registration required

Capacity

20 people (First come, first served)

Target age

11 year old and above (people who like to draw manga and illustrations)

Let’s make character maracas!

Let’s make maracas decorated with stickers and other materials! Anyone age zero and above can take part. Babies welcome!

Meow-outh

Teacher

Meow-outh (Kayoko Kuramochi, Kyoto International Manga Museum)

Event dates

Irregularly held mainly on weekdays. To be announced on social media.

Meeting Place

2F Gallery 1

How to participate

Sign up on the day

Capacity

8 people each workshop (First come, first served)

Target age

Infants and above.

Special collaboration workshops

Scary? Cute?? Cool! The yokai drawing exchange meetup with manga artists of the Kyoto Shimbun Junior Times ‘Manga Kyoto, yokai picture scrolls’.

A collaborative project with Kyoto Shimbun Junior Times. The lead manga artists from ‘Manga Kyo, yokai picture scrolls’ published in that same newspaper are coming to the Manga Museum! Let’s try drawing yokai (spirit/ghost) characters together with the teachers! This is your chance to see the skills of a professional manga artist up close!

Teachers

Keita Aoyagi (manga artist), Komadamako (manga artist)

Event date

Apr 29 (Sat)

Time

2pm-

Meeting Place

1F Multi-purpose Video Hall(Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the event)

Required time

120 minutes

How to participate

Advance registration required (applications can be made up to 1 hour prior to the start time). If there is space available, participation will be accepted at the meeting place one hour prior to the start time.

Capacity

30 people (First come, first served)

Target age

Elementary school age and above.

Spring break online manga lesson

“Manga drawing challenge! Let’s draw original characters!!”
Don’t worry if you can’t come to the museum. The Kyoto International Manga Museum’s original online manga drawing class is held every spring and summer, and this time it will be streamed live from the Manga Workshop Expo venue. Let’s draw characters together as if you were visiting the museum.

Teacher

Hitomi Matsui (manga artist and Kyoto Seika University Faculty of Manga)

Event date

Mar 21 (Tue, holiday)

Time

1:30pm–

Required time

120 minutes

Cost

3,300 yen (including fee for sending worksheet in advance)
* Payment is only accepted through PayPal online payment service.

How to participate

Capacity

15 people (first come, first served)

About the permanent exhibit workshops

In the 2nd floor galleries 1 and 2, a workshop room has been setup that reproduces the story world outlined above, where you can draw freely in a giant manga book. Also, visitors who draw an original monster can have their art framed and put on display. We also have a kids’ space where you can take off your shoes and relax, so visitors with babies are also welcome.

About our linked projects and internal initiatives

Special feature shelves (Parenting manga special feature)

Pregnancy and parenting are troublesome. During the event, a collection of manga on the theme of pregnancy and childcare will be displayed on the special feature shelves.

Introducing our cafe kids’ menu and highchairs

The onsite café, Maeda Coffee Manga Museum, has taken this occasion to introduce a kids’ menu and highchairs.

Kids food menu ¥550 each (tax included)
(Meal A: meat spaghetti, corn, fruit jelly, apple juice)
(Meal B: potato salad bread roll, ham bread roll, corn, fruit jelly, apple juice)

Kids ice-cream (chocolate/vanilla) ¥330 each (tax included)

New nursing room and increased number of diaper disposal units

We have increased the number of diaper disposal units in the restrooms. And we added a new nursing room for changing diapers and breastfeeding.

Picture book creator unit
twotwotwo

A two-person unit consisting of Ashida and Goza.
They create illustrations, animations, and events, etc. based on the concept of picture books. In addition to these various forms of expression they also hold a range of workshops for children in and around Kyoto, which have all been well received.

Recent work accomplishments:
・Kohei Matsushita “KISS” [Fully animated music video]
・”Help Momokuro Travel” [Program logo]
・Scan the QR code to access the animation

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Organizer: Kyoto International Manga Museum,
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center
Support: Kyoto Shimbun

* Due to the spread of Covid 19, the schedule and contents are subject to change, including admission restrictions and temporary closures. Thank you for your understanding.