Japanese-American Stan Sakai is a popular comic artist and creator of “Usagi Yojimbo”, a long running comic series that has been around for 30 years. This is an interactive exhibition where you can visit his drawn world through a VR (virtual reality) experience.
Venue2F Japanese style room
Time requiredAbout 6min.
ParticipationNo pre-registration required. First come basis
*We may limit the number due to our closure time.
OrganizationKyoto International Manga Museum
SupportKyoto Crossmedia Promotion Agency
You will be able to experience this VR experience with VR device.
(You can choose one from the menu below)
- “Ninja Dojo (trial)” (about 6 min.)
A training game of Neko Ninjas from Usagi Yojimbo becoming ninja. You can take lessons for Shuriken and Katana.
- “Nijo castle in Edo period” (about 6 min.)
Marking the 150th anniversary since the Taisei Hokan (returning power to the throne), you will be able to experience Nijo castle at that period with characters made by Stan Sakai.
There will be panels showing Nijo castle’s history, characters from Usagi Yojimbo and English comics available at the venue.
*Please note that there may be some changes or cancellation due to mechanical issues.
It’s a popular comic series that has 30 years of history since the first publication in 1984. This adventure story is set around the beginning of Edo period in Japan featuring a personified rabbit drawn by Stan Sakai, a Japanese-American comic artist.
Usagi Yojimbo has been treated as a representative of samurai in The U.S. and even appeared at the anime series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The series is known with the detailed Japanese culture and history researched and interviewed by Mr. Sakai and there are some scenes that can remind you of “Miyamoto Musashi”, “Yojimbo” and etc. the Japanese movies that he loves.
Born in Kyoto, 1953. Grew up in Hawaii, lives and works in California now. Usagi Yojimbo is now published from Dark Horse Comics after changing publishers since the first publication in 1984. His style is inspired by the comic series “Groo the Wanderer” by Sergio Aragonés, “Lone Wolf and Cub” written by Koike Kazuo, drwan by Kojima Tsuyoshi and movies of director Kurosawa Akira. The series has won the Eisner Award, the Parents Choice Award and more.
VR screeing images
*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.