Since debuting in 1969, manga artist Yamagishi Ryoko has produced hits including Arabesque and Hiizuru tokoro no Tenshi (Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun), and continues to charm readers with her layout compositions and skilled descriptions of human psychology. In 2007 Terepsikola – Maihime (The dancing girl Τερψιχόρα) won the 11th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award grand prize. Even today Τερψιχόρα – Revelations is serialized (in Morning published by Kodansha) to wildly popular acclaim.
This exhibition offers a retrospective of Yamagishi’s works, as an installment of last year’s touring exhibition from the Yayoi Museum in Tokyo. In our museum we have 34 newly exhibited original works from Hiizuru tokoro no Tenshi. Please enjoy viewing the metamorphosis undertaken from debut to her most recent works.
ClosuresEvery Wednesday (open on Aug. 9, 16)
Venue2F Gallery 1, 2, 3
Around 200 original drawings and other materials and magazines
- Serialized works
- Short stories
Arabesque (part 1 and 2), Hiizuru tokoro no Tenshi (Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun), Yosei ou (King of Fairies), Yamato Takeru, Ao no jidai (Age of blue), Terepsikola – Maihime (The dancing girl Τερψιχόρα)(Part1 and 2) and Rebereeshon – Keiji (Revelation)
Tinker Bell, Rapunzel Rapunzel, Hiina no Maiso (Burial of Hina), Ochikubo Monogatari (The Tale of Ochikubo), Tenninkarakusa(Celestial arabesque), Kitsune Onna (Fox lady), Bokushin no Gogo(The Afternoon of a Faun), Hakuganshi
(White eyes) and many more
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Born in 1947 in Hokkaido, Yamagishi debuted with Left and Right in the 1969 May issue of Ribon Comic. She rose to fame with the hit serialization of Arabesque from the October issue of Ribon in 1971. Apart from her ballet stories, she is well known for her wide range of literary styles including mythical, historical, and horror stories, as well as essays, etc. Her seminal works include Hiizuru Tokoro no Tenshi (Emperor of the Land of the Rising Sun), Terepsikola – Maihime (The dancing girl Τερψιχόρα) and Yousei Ou (Fairy King).
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center
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*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.