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Kyoto International Manga Museum: “All manga stories are in here!”

I think there are a lot of people who have experienced different emotions when exposed to manga, which can be nervous, sometimes touched, emotional surges, … So let me ask one more question: have you ever enjoyed other things besides “reading” manga? If you’re a painting lover, you’ve probably tried drawing already?

In fact, manga is not just for reading, you can enjoy from many different angles. In this article I would like to introduce you to a great space where you can enjoy, experience the unknown of manga from beginners to manga enthusiasts.

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The place I want to introduce is “Kyoto International Manga Museum“. Space with all kinds of manga will definitely attract you to this enchanting world. “Kyoto International Manga Museum” opened in November 2006 to serve manga culture research and research work around the world. The number of manga titles from foreign genres to foreign manga amounts to more than 300,000. The bookshelves of manga are lined up together.

Currently, an average of 260,000 people come here every year, so far more than 2,000,000 people have come here. Of which more than 10% are foreign visitors, this is one of the famous attractions that attract manga and anime enthusiasts both at home and abroad. Visitors come here regardless of young, male and female, from “never reading manga” people to people who are doing research on manga.

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When crossing the entrance, the main area is the souvenir shop. There are limited types of books that you can only buy here. “Kyoto International Manga Museum” organizes special exhibitions every year for 2 ~ 3 times every year. When we did this article, there was an Seiki Tsuchida exhibition – 18,000 books.

The large phoenix “Hi no Tori – fire bird” – the manga of Osamu Tezuka. This work is made from wood! The phoenix body is carved by a special wood carving method used when carving the Great Buddha Statue, the phoenix eyes using the engraving technique called “Gyokugan” make the eyes more sparkling.