Talk event

Behind-the-scenes of Cooking Papa, a talk by author Ueyama Tochi and his assistant

2017年9月16日(土) 17/9/11 13:00 〜 17/9/11 15:00
  • Venue
    1F Multipurpose Hall
  • Capacity
    200 seats *First come basis
  • Fee
  • Participation
    No pre-registration required
    *Numbered tickets will be distributed from 10am on the day of the event.
    *For the signing session, numbered tickets will be distributed to the first 50 people who purchase related products from the museum shop on the day.
  • Organization
    Kyoto International Manga Museum
    Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center
    Executive Committee of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto” (First period of the exhibition)
    *First period of the exhibition is held as a part of the project of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto”.
    *This exhibition is held as a related event for the "Kyoto Manga Anime Fair 2017" on September 16th and 17th
  • Support
    Ueyama Production

“Cooking Papa” is published every week, spanning about 20 pages. How are the dishes that are featured each week planned? And what kind of expressive ingenuity is behind such a manga? The author, Ueyama Tochi, and his assistant give us a behind-the-scenes talk about making the series. The event, will be followed by an autograph session.


  • Ueyama Tochi
    Born in Fukuoka in 1954. He debuted as a manga artist in 1979, with the story “Deai~Hariku kun no Nikki” [A meeting – The diary of Haruki], in “Weekly Shonen King” (Shonengahosha). In 1985, the series “Cooking Papa” started in “Morning” (Kodansha). It is a long-running manga that still continues (the latest issue is the 142nd single volume in August 2017). In 1992 it was adapted as an animated TV series, and then as a live action TV series. The series won the special award for the 39th Kodansha Manga Award.
About “Cooking Papa”

  • ©うえやまとち/講談社
  • The protagonist, Araiwa Kazumi, is a salary man from Hakata, Fukuoka, who works very hard. Because of his stoic character and rugged looks, he looks a bit scary, but he is a very good father and also a very good superior to his employees at work. He loves cooking, and often cooks dishes he is good at to provide comfort to other people. It’s a feel-good culinary manga series of self-contained stories.
About Culture City of East Asia project

The Culture City of East Asia project is a three-nation event based on the agreement established during the Japan, China and South Korea Culture Ministers’ Meeting. The project selects one city in each of these three countries in which to hold various cultural activities in the fields of contemporary art, traditional arts and the culture of everyday life, aiming to deepen mutual understanding and build a sense of solidarity in the East Asian region, as well as enhancing the ability of intercultural communication. In addition, the cities selected as Culture Cities of East Asia intend to use this opportunity to implement the project on a continuous basis by promoting their cultural peculiarities, arts, creative industries and tourism. (Organised by Executive Committee of “Culture City of East Asia 2017, Kyoto”, Kyoto city and Agency of Cultural Affairs Government of Japan)

About Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2017

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.

*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.