Trip to Japan – Kyoto International Manga Museum

Trip to Japan – Kyoto International Manga Museum

Manga Museum! ¥800 ($7.40) for an adult pass to the manga museum. The pass lasts all day. Children passes are cheaper.
The outside reading area. I’m not sure what material is used but its cushier than it looks. The museum has Walls of Manga that has manga that may be read.
Like most museums they do not want you taking pictures. These pikachu are an exception since it is set up specifically for taking pictures. These pikachu in traditional clothes are the same design that are on the pokemon card that I got as an extra at the Pokemon Center.

1st Floor

  • Manga by Language – mostly manga from Japan that were translated into various languages.
  • Manga by Country of Origin
  • Manga Portrait ¥1500 – This was closed when I visited.
  • Manga Creation Demonstration – This was a short video playing on loop but there was a sign next to it giving certain days and times for live demonstrations.
  • Wall of Manga – Manga for guests to read. Organized by author’s last name.
  • Children’s Reading Center
  • Display for Manga Artists who died in 2018

2nd Floor

  • More Wall of Manga
  • Manga by Year (1945 – 2005) – The museum opened 2006. The manga on the lower shelf can be read by guests. Manga on upper shelves are for display only. Each year has a sampling of popular manga that came out at that time.
  • Display on Full Animation vs Limited Animation vs TV Manga – These three categories describe animation from more detailed and fluid (for full animation) down to being barely animated and closer to being shown slides of a comic or manga. This included examples of western animation. One example for full animation was Disney’s The Little Mermaid. An example given for limited animation was The Jetsons. The Powerpuff girls was put on the line straddling limited animation and TV Manga.

3rd Floor

  • More Wall of Manga
  • Consultation Room – Consultation services for aspiring manga artists were advertised on the 1st floor.
Entrance to Kyoto Culture Museum. Pictures are not allowed inside (with one exception). There were lots of old scrolls and portraits. The part I found most interesting was archaeological digs that took place soon after World War II and how many of the digs included junior high and high school students.
Another 神輿 (mikoshi) or divine palanquin. It was the only thing in the Kyoto Culture Museum that pictures are allowed for.
There’s a large shopping area within an easy walking distance of the museum. I decided to check it out. Bento & co is a small store that specializes in cute bento boxes.
One of the hallways of the shopping center.
Even better than a beauty manhole.
Giant crab! Now I know its a dog party!
I also found a couple of shrines along the edge of the shopping center. This is the 1st shrine.
Closer up of 1st shrine.
Entrance to 2nd shrine.
One of the shrines out back.
にらシャーペー (nirashape) and shredded cabbage. Nirashape has a gyoza like filling and the outside reminds me of mochi.

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