Showa × Tokyo Shitamachi Serenade: Yu Takita Exhibition

Yayoi Museum



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Showa Era manga artist Yu Takita was born and raised in downtown Tokyo’s red light district. He rose to fame with “Terajima-cho kitan (Terajima neighborhood mysteries),” where he fondly depicted the lives of those he’d grown up around, when it was serialized in 1968 in the monthly publication “Garo.” See original artwork from this title alongside color illustrations of downtown Tokyo in the years before and during the war, original drawings from his other manga, and additional related materials. Takita’s vivid memories of this nostalgic landscape leave a lasting impression.

*The works on show will change during the exhibition period.
Part 1: Jan. 3 (Wed) - Feb. 12 (Mon)
Part 2: Feb. 14 (Wed) - Mar. 25 (Sun)

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Mini talk by manga artist Yaro Abe
Date: Jan. 20 (Sat), PM (duration: approx. 30 mins.)
*Exhibition admission ticket required
*No booking required

Gallery talk by the curator
Dates: Jan. 14 (Sun), Feb. 11 (Sun), Mar. 11 (Sun), 14:00- (duration: approx. 40 mins.)
*Exhibition admission ticket required
*No booking required

*Events in Japanese.


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from January 03, 2018 to March 25, 2018
Open on Jan. 8 and Feb. 12. Closed on Jan. 9 and Feb. 13.


Yu Takita


Adults ¥900, University and High School Students ¥800, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥400.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays


Address: 2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032
Phone: 03-5689-0462

7 minutes walk from Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Line.

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