A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Those who have cold symptoms such as coughs and who are not feeling well, please do not visit the museum.

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A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 

A request to our visitors, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Those who have cold symptoms such as coughs and who are not feeling well, please do not visit the museum.

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History

History

2003

April

Project to create a manga museum is proposed to the city of Kyoto by Kyoto Seika University.

2003

December

Basic agreement on cooperation between Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University reached.

2004

October

Launch of the project announced by the mayor of Kyoto City at a regular press conference.

2004

December

Discussion forum for the "Kyoto International Manga Museum Project" (tentative name) held.

2005

October

Plan to use the site of the former Tatsuike Primary School approved by the Committee on the Use of Former Primary School Sites in Downtown Kyoto.

2006

October

Official name and logo for the museum decided.

2006

November

Kyoto International Manga Museum opens.

2007

May

Visitors to the museum reached 100,000.

2008

January

Won the "Kansai Genki Bunkaken New Power Prize 2007" by Agency for Cultural Affairs.

2008

November

Visitors to the museum reached 500,000.

2009

September

Won a prize for art and cultural section at"Kyoto Souzousha Taisho 2009" by Kyoto prefecture etc.

2010

August

Visitors to the museum reached 1,000,000.

2011

July

Restaurant renovation.

2012

May

Won the 41st special prize by The Japan Cartoonists Association.

2014

August

Visitors to the museum reached 2,000,000.

2016

May

Won a special prize at "The 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize".

2017

December

Visitors to the museum reached 3,000,000.

2003

April

Project to create a manga museum is proposed to the city of Kyoto by Kyoto Seika University.

2003

December

Basic agreement on cooperation between Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University reached.

2004

October

Launch of the project announced by the mayor of Kyoto City at a regular press conference.

2004

December

Discussion forum for the "Kyoto International Manga Museum Project" (tentative name) held.

2005

October

Plan to use the site of the former Tatsuike Primary School approved by the Committee on the Use of Former Primary School Sites in Downtown Kyoto.

2006

October

Official name and logo for the museum decided.

2006

November

Kyoto International Manga Museum opens.

2007

May

Visitors to the museum reached 100,000.

2008

January

Won the "Kansai Genki Bunkaken New Power Prize 2007" by Agency for Cultural Affairs.

2008

November

Visitors to the museum reached 500,000.

2009

September

Won a prize for art and cultural section at"Kyoto Souzousha Taisho 2009" by Kyoto prefecture etc.

2010

August

Visitors to the museum reached 1,000,000.

2011

July

Restaurant renovation.

2012

May

Won the 41st special prize by The Japan Cartoonists Association.

2014

August

Visitors to the museum reached 2,000,000.

2016

May

Won a special prize at "The 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize".

2017

December

Visitors to the museum reached 3,000,000.