Japanese comics = MANGA which became world common language now. We have various theories in the origin. We say with the starting point of comics-like expression that caricature which is satiricalness expression of the Edo era when print culture developed is recognized in modern Japan in this exhibition. Reform of the Shogunate, disturbance, the modernization of the late Tokugawa period, social contradiction and case, "caricature" of ukiyoe print including daily life of general public sometimes sometimes conveyed various matters bitingly uniquely. And it was the Meiji era, and "caricature" turned figure into to soe and comics with birth of modern journalism medium including newspaper and magazine, and comic book had been published and established as new pictorial representation which the public could enjoy. In this exhibition, satiricalness comic book of Meiji, the Taisho era, child comics at the game with Showa middle exhibit the change of Japanese comics from ukiyoe print print of the Edo era.
*Caricature | It is picture which face or animal of person keep purpose and fun of play, satiricalness-like meaning, and they were drawn on.
2020/Wednesday, November 25 - 2021/Sunday, January 24 ※We are going to carry out some display substitute
◎First half year from Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Sunday, December 13
◎Middle from Tuesday, December 15 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
◎Late from Tuesday, January 5 to Sunday, January 24