At the Japan House, the Manga Graphic Works of Urosawa Naoki

At the Japan House, the Manga Graphic Works of Urosawa Naoki
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This summer, the vividly colourful universe of Manga finds a home in the British capital. While the British Museum hosts the largest exhibition ever displayed outside Japan, Urasawa Naoki, one of the world’s most beloved Manga artists visits the Japan House London. On display, almost 400 original drawings, to discover close-up how these popular Japanese comics are created - from the original idea to the finished product, we’re catapulted to the backstage of these great international successes, some of which have been transformed into full-blown cartoons. Yawara, Monster, 20th Century Boys, Master Keaton Remaster, Pluto, Billy Bat, Mujirushi-The Sign of Dreams are the stars of an exhibition that explores Naoki’s remarkable narrative capacity along with the universal appeal of his stories. In the reading corner, the most famous editions can be checked out in their English versions, while, on a screen, a new story of Yawara in four episodes will be projected, a new episode every two weeks. And for those who wish to know more about the art of Manga, the exhibition goes back in time to the XIX Century, when graphic and narrative arts gave birth to this typically Japanese genre, that would go on to conquer fans across the globe.
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London