Buddha - The Story in Manga and Art

Tokyo National Museum

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Buddha, a story in manga, was produced from a decade's work by Tezuka Osamu, the iconic manga artist renowned for such popular series as Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. Buddha is based on Tezuka's own interpretations of the life story of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, and expresses the dignity of life - the eternal theme of Tezuka's works.

This exhibition is the first of its kind in Japan to show original manga illustrations alongside masterpieces of Buddhist sculpture. Fusing history and contemporary culture, this exhibition presents the world of Buddha as seen through Tezuka's imagination.



From 2011-04-26 To 2011-06-26
Closed on Monday (except 5/2, 5/9)Closed on 6/21.


Osamu Tezuka



camax: (2011-05-30)


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