The Art Of Japanese Manga

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CRAFT: The Art of Japanese Manga

Making up over 20% of all publications sold, manga are Japan’s equivalent to comics in the West. But unlike cartoon strips, manga are not just for children – featuring complex characters, sophisticated storylines and covering a broad range of genres.

Tokyo-born Urasawa Naoki is one of the world’s most renowned manga artists. Often regarded as a figure that has altered the future of the genre, Naoki has received numerous awards and garnered praise from the likes of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

For those passing through London this month, a trip to Japan House offers a taste for what makes manga Japan’s best-loved art form – introducing Urasawa’s work from concept to publication with over 400 original drawings and storyboards.

Until 28th July at Japan House London: 101-111 Kensington High St, London W8 5SA, entry is free.

Images via Japan House

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