Manga Studio

Manga artists open studio.Manga Studio

At the Manga Museum, you can see the process of manga creation first-hand in our "Manga Studio." Watch professional manga artists as they draw manga, starting from the initial pencil sketch.It's a rare chance to see how manga is really made, from black-and-white images to full color. Please stop by the Manga Studio the next time you come to the Museum!

Manga Studio

Hours: Every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays 11:00 - 17:00

Manga Studio "Counselling Room for Drawing Manga"

We take your questions at the Manga Studio Counselling Room. Ask questions and receive direct advice about anything you don't know how to draw, etc.
Hours: Every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays 13:30 - 16:30
Participation: Register on the day (first come basis)
Fee: 500 yen / 10 min (* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required)

Reservations can be made at the Manga Studio when it is open
Counseling will be given in Japanese or the staff member's mother tongue. When interpretation is needed, please come with your own interpreter.


1st floor Atrium Hall

Manga Studio Airtist Profiles

  • Noda Yoko
  • Noda Yoko
    Graduated from the Story Manga Department of Kyoto Seika University. Currently, she teaches courses at the culture schools.

  • Kojima Eiyu
  • Kojima Eiyu
    Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, he won the Shonen Rival Comic Runners-up Prize in Monthly Shonen Rival magazine with his manga, "Eiyu Tengu" [The Heroic Tengu ("Tengu" is a long-nosed goblin with wings in Japanese mythology.)]. He debuted in June of that year with the same manga. Since then, he has been working as a manga artist's assistant while planning his next project with his editor.

  • Mai Soyama
  • Mai Soyama
    Born in Hyogo prefecture. Soyama graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Manga, Cartoon Course.
    Her 4-panel manga have been serialized in Kyoto Shimbun (2015-2017), and in 2007 her work titled ‘Manga tokkoo saigo no intabyuu’ (Manga Special Attack Last Interview) was published by Fusosha Publishing.
    She has drawn PR manga for the three major festivals of Kyoto and worked on illustrations for the Akashi Peace Museum.

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