Takemiya Keiko 50th Anniversary Exhibition –Kaleidoscope-

2019年4月27日(土) 〜 9月8日(日)
  • Closures
    Every Wednesday
    June 11, 13 2019
    No closure between July 11 and August 27
  • Venue
    2F Gallery 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Fee
  • Organizers
    Kyoto International Manga Museum
  • Support
    Kitakyushu Manga Museum
  • Special suppport
    Tranquilizer product Ltd.

Kyoto International Manga Museum is honored to hold an exhibition to celebrate the 50’s anniversary of Takemiya Keiko, who is known for her works such as “Kaze to ki no uta”(The Poem of Wind and Trees), “Terra e…” (Toward the Terra) and more. She is also the director of Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center.
This exhibition, which has been travelling in Japan and has a wonderful reputation, follows and shows traces that Takemiya Keiko has left in the manga society as a leader and a reformist. At this museum, to culminate this travelling exhibition, we have added some more original drawings that have not been showcased at the other museums and we also planned various events. Please do not miss your chance to enjoy the last scene of the exhibition, which is going to be gorgeous!

For more information, please check out the special web site mentioned below.

Takemiya Keiko
Born in Tokushima prefecture. “Kokonotu no yujo” created by Takemiya was published in COM in 1967, and the next year she debuted professionally with ‘Ringo no tsumi’ (Sin of the apple) in Weekly Margaret. “Kaze to ki no uta” (The Poem of Wind and Trees), themed Shonenai*, has been considered a masterpiece of human drama since its release and influenced the next generation of shojo manga. There are many other manga titles that she created such as “Terra e…” (To Terra…), “Tenma no ketsuzoku” and more. She won the 9th Seiun Award (Best comic section), the 25th Shogakukan Manga Award and the 41st Japan Cartoonists Association Award (Minister of Education, Science and Technology Award). Also, she received the Japanese Medal of Honor with purple ribbon in 2014. She took up a professorship at Kyoto Seika University in 2000, and was the president of the same institution between 2014-2018. She is presently working as a professor of the graduate school, the head of the research center at the university, and the president of Japan Society for Studies in Cartoons and Comics. *Boy love

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