This year the Kyoto International Manga Museum is again hosting content as the secondary venue for the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMAF), and presents an exhibition of the comedy manga DAGASHIKASHI, a series set in a small candy store, which has been serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday since 2014. In the manga museum gallery there will be a reproduction of the candy store from the manga where you can take commemorative photos, as well as replicas of manga manuscripts and artwork on display.
ClosuresWednesdays, Oct 9
Venue2F Gallery 1, 2, 3
OrganizationKyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair executive committee.
- Exhibition of 70 replica DAGASHIKASHI manga manuscripts 70 replica manuscripts carefully selected from the DAGASHIKASHI stories serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday will be on display.
- Exhibition of replica book cover and frontispiece artwork of Shidare Hotaru. 10 artworks featuring the popular character Shidare Hotaru will be on exhibit, including color replicas of book cover illustrations and frontispieces.
- Commemorative photo corner The gallery will feature a reproduction of Shikada candy store, the setting of the DAGASHIKASHI manga. Here you can take a commemorative photo with characters who appear in the manga such as Shikada Kokonotsu and Shidare Hotaru.
- Other ◇ Kyoto limited original exhibition merchandise on sale. ◇ Cheap candy on sale in venue only during Sep 17-18. ◇A special DAGASHIKASHI decorated train running on the Kyoto Municipal Subway.
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday since 2014, this popular comedy manga about cheap candy has sold over 2 million copies in total.
Story A father wishes to pass on his rural small-time candy store to his son Kokonotsu, who does not wish to take it on. In comes Shidare Hotaru, a girl from the city who is fascinated with small candy stores. Hotaru starts frequently visiting the candy store so that Kokonotsu will take over the shop...!?
The largest scale manga/anime event in western Japan, this fair is held every year in September to promote the Kansai contents industry through initiatives such as acting as a forum to generate business networking between companies in the Kansai region and Tokyo region; creating a market that will foster exceptional young creators in Kansai; and attracting new groups of tourists, including local manga and anime fans, as well as foreigners. This year is the 5th installment of the fair.