The roots of shojo manga? Early 20th Century Parisian illustrated magazines
Aug 3 (sat) , 2019 – Nov 30 (sat), 2019
Admission:free（General Admission ticket to the Museum is required）
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Access:Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan
“Treasure Trove MANGA-ful” is a mini exhibition series curated by Aramata Hiroshi, the executive director of the manga museum, to “trace forgotten ancestors of manga to search the roots of contemporary manga”.
This is the fifth installment of the exhibition series. This exhibition displays items from director’s own collection, shedding light on Parisian illustrated magazines from the beginning of the 20th Century that were loved around the world. Please enjoy humble and delicate illustrations like Gerda Wegener who is artist and you can see in the movie called The Danish Girl. These illustrations influenced the romantic shojo illustrators of the Taisho period (1912-1926). In fact, the lyrical shojo illustrator Fukiya Koji, contributed work to just such a magazine in Paris.