100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

Kawasaki City Museum

poster for 100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga
[Image: Hekoten Shimokawa "Imokawa Mukuzo" (partial), "Tokyo Pack" (Vol. 11 No. 22), (1915)]

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This exhibition looks back on the origins of Japanese animation a century ago, spotlighting four pioneers in the field: Hekoten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kiyama, Junichi Kouchi, and Senpan Maekawa. It also looks at ties between prewar manga and animation culture, and screens the recently rediscovered “Namakura Katana” – Japan’s oldest animation – and a tribute by contemporary animators to Hekoten Shimokawa.

[Screenings]
Early Animation
Date: Oct. 22 (Sun) 11:30 and 14:00 (two programs)

Hekoten Shimokawa Tribute & Contemporary Animators’ Works
Date: Nov. 19 (Sun) 13:30–16:00

Animation Masterpieces
Every Saturday and Sunday Oct. 14 (Sat)–Nov. 26 (Sun) 11:30 and 14:00

In Japanese. Please see the official website for details and information on more events.

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Schedule

from September 02, 2017 to December 03, 2017
Closed on Nov. 19 (Tues), Oct. 10 (Tues), Nov. 24 (Fri). Open on Sep. 18 (Mon) and Oct. 9 (Mon).

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