Genga'Dash project had 10 years anniversary last year.
One of our latest news is the exhibition at Monash University in Australia.
You will be able to see 1 work each by 14 different artists.
If you live or come near please pop by!
There will be a symposium about manga culture too so please check our official website.
Exhibition: The World of Girl's Manga
Venue: Monash University Clayton Campus Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium
Period: November 23rd - 26th, 2012
＊ Opening hours are below (due to the symposium)
Fri 23 Nov (exhibition opening), 5pm – 7pm
Sat 24 Nov, 1pm – 6pm
Sun 25 & Mon 26 Nov, 10am – 6pm
＊ There will be a gallery talk by a researcher from 5pm on 23rd, 2pm on 24th.
Takemiya Keiko, Matsumoto Katsuji, Ueda Toshiko,
Watanabe Masako, Imamura Yoko, Takahashi Macoto,
Tomoe Satoo, Mizuno Hideko, Maki Miyako, Asuna Hiroshi,
Kitajima Yoko, Uehara Kimiko, Sato Shio and Kai Yukiko
(Not in any order)
●Exhibition web site
●Manga Library 10 years anniversary event
●Monash University website
Genga (Dash)' exhibition was held in Shinjuku, Tokyo!
It was 10th anniversary this year since Takemiya sensei and Kyoto Seika University started Genga'(Dash) project. To follow the track of this project we showed 14 artists works specially for this occasion. So this is how the first day was.
Chiba Tetsuya sent us flower we are hoping him to join our Genga'(Dash) project.
So this is how the outside gallery was with works from each artists.
Exhibited artists were,
Matsumoto Kathiji, Ueda Toshiko, Watanabe Masako, Imamura Yoko, Takahashi Makoto, Tomoe Satoo, Mizuno Hideko, Asuna Hiroshi, Kitajima Yoko, Uehara Kimiko, Sato Shio, Kai Yukiko and Takemiya Keiko (14 artists, in random order)
It was such an opportunity to see the pioneers of Shojo manga (girls comic) together.
There were lots of books and goods in the shop.
There were self publishing books of Mizuno Hideko and Tomoe Satoo that you usually can buy only online. Matasumoto Katsuji's new Japanese towel tenugui was in the shop for the first time. Takahashi Makoto's new picture book was very fascinated.
Also there was a talk show on the first day with Imamura Yoko, Tomoe Satoo, Mizuno Hideko and Takemiya Keiko who is the leader of this project.
(From left, Tomoe, Imamura, Mizuno and Takemiya)
Time flew past very quickly throughout the talk and the most interesting thing was about re-production of manga. You cannot buy those books that are out of publishing. To be able to publish those copies again, Mizuno and Tomoe decided to re-publish them by themselves.
Even re-publishing has been popular in Japan it's hard to get all masterpieces to be published again. Imamura's "Chako-chan's diary" is something people would like to read in such hard time like now.
Takemiya also mentioned,
"When we were doing well publishing the series on magazines the story lines were easy so even little kids could enjoy them. As we lost those simple mangas young people started getting away from manga culture so we need to give a chance to those old mangas to be read again."
As many people are expecting it we hope our Genga'(Dash) project would push the re-production of manga.
In the end of the talk those four who did the talk made autograph together for a lucky audience.
This is how we did a game to pick lucky one up.
So this is the precious moment of them doing autograph.
Such a rare thing to win.
This exhibition is going to be exhibited at Kyoto International Manga Museum in around November. We are thinking of making a catalogue for the shop.
This exhibition will also be shown at Pompidou Centre in Paris next year around in the end of February to early March!
We will keep updating information internationally in the future so please keep your eye on our project!
Japanese holiday golden week is half way through and the special exhibition “La Rose de Versailles” is finishing this Sunday 8th. Museum has been open everyday through the golden week.
【March 19 - May 8, 2011】
Another exhibition we have is Yamada Akihiro exhibition –Worlds from a Magic Brush-. His work has such an original atmosphere like in a fantasy world.
He appeared in a live painting show at the museum yesterday. People who did shopping at the museum shop (100 people only) could have his autograph. People who could not make it to the museum enjoyed his talented skills on Ustream live channel.
【April 29 - June 5, 2011】
Manga artists usually wouldn’t exhibit their original works because of the possibilities for damaging them. To overcome this problem and to be able to preserve and exhibit these materials we have a project called Genga’(Dash). An exhibition of Genga’(Dash) is on until 15th May Sunday.
We are exhibiting 60 replicated works of Watanabe Masako and Kai Yukiko. We would like you to think about how we should appreciate original illustrated works in the exhibition.
◆Produced by Takemiya Keiko GENGA'(DASH) EXHIBITION SERIES
【February 27 - May 15, 2011】
If you buy related books at the museum shop we are giving exhibition poster for free. Although we don’t have many left.
Kamishibai show has changed time schedule from May which you can check here.
It’s been good weather here in Kyoto so why don’t you visit us and enjoy your time outside with your favorite comics?
★☆ Web UPDATE ☆★
The first day we received many flowers.
It made the atmosphere nicer.
We also had a talk show with Watanabe Masako, Kai Yukiko's sister Hatsu Akiko and project leader Takemiya Keiko.
Of course the venue was packed with 140 people. Thank you for coming in such hot weather.
At the talk show they spoke about their memory of first meeting each other etc and also about their works.
There was a key word which was “sister”.
When Watanabe sensei became busier she asked her sisters to help her. Even now one of her assistants is her sister.
Also Takemiya sensei's sister has been her manager. She is even well known amongst her sisters fans.
As you know Hatsu sensei is Kai sensei's sister. She was also Kai sensei's assistant so if Kai sensei didn't die so early she would have became her assistant she said. She also added “My sister was living half in her dream, she was such a clumsy person”.
Anyway I am sure Hatsu sensei was going to be a manga artist but I could tell that she was worried about her sister and more than that she respected her sister. You can tell that from how she kept her sister's work so well and in such good condition.
Maybe we all should have a well organized sister.
Actually I borrowed my sister's clothes to look a little bit more fashionable than usual for the talk show .(I couldn't wear it in the end because she is skinnier than me anyway.)
Well I thought I should look better next time as everybody looked good.
Hatsu sensei was wearing such a lovely kimono, Takemiya sensei had an amazing dress. Watanebe sensei's dress reminded me of her manga, pink and soft. I couldn't believe that she is over 80 years old.
There was autograph signing afterwords.
Also we had Imamura Yoko sensei from the same exhibition in 2007 and Mochiduki Akira sensei too.
The exhibition at Kinokuniya gallery in Shinjuku will be on until 30th Monday, and it will be held at manga museum from 27th February until 31st March.
◆Genga'dash exhibition ”Watanabe Masako & Kai Yukiko, Fantastic Journey”
Venue : Kinokuniya gallery (Tokyo, Shinjuku)
Period : August 21, 2010 (Saturday) – August 30, 2010 (Monday) 10am-6.30pm
Venue : Kyoto International Manga Museum
Period : February 27(Sunday) – March 31, 2011
＜Information about the exhibiton＞
From Saturday the 21st Genga'dash exhibition ”Watanabe Masako & Kai Yukiko, Fantastic Journey” started.
It was the 8th time to exhibit at Kinokuniya gallery. We set up a day before it started. It's very important to make sure everything look right together so we always take our time. The lighting is an important part.
There are 65 works at the exhibition.
We replicated their color technique as close as we could to the original.
Two tone color drawings are something you cannot find easily nowadays.
You actually can compare one of Kai sensei's work to the original.
We also have 4 of project leader Takemiya Keiko's works.
Don't forget to check outside of the gallery too. We have some related information.
Please come and visit the gallery if you can.