Manga | A huge collection of Japanese art at the British Museum
The British Museum now have the biggest exhibition of manga outside of Japan itself.
Allow us to paint you a picture of what’s involved…
They’re housing around 130 different sketches, drawings, games and more taken from the unique graphic novel genre. There are digital copies to download, a photo booth to ‘manga-fy’ your face, ‘cosplay’ costumes to try on, and – going right back to the art’s origins – a 17m curtain used in kabuki theatre with ghosts flying out of it.
It all strives to be as authentically informative as possible – they’ve worked with over 50 artists (including the man responsible for Astro Boy), and there’s even a recreation of Tokyo’s oldest manga bookshop. You can’t buy anything from it though.
They had to draw the line somewhere.
NOTE: Manga at the British Museum is on until 26th August. Tickets cost £19.50, and can be bought at their website right HERE.
The British Museum | Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG
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