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Monday, November 26, 2007

Kyoto Gundam Manga Exhibit


Kyoto's Eki Bijutsukan, a museum located on the seventh floor of the Kyoto Station building in the Isetan Department Store, is currently hosting a wonderful exhibit of manga drawings by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. He is well-known within Japan; abroad he would be better known for the characters that his work spawned: Gundam.

These are the figures that can be taken apart and rebuilt in many ways.

The 300 drawings and actual figures in the exhibit are stunning. From large canvases, clearly influenced by traditional Japanese folktales, to huge standing figures--an amazing exhibit.

The themes of love and conflict run throughout the works.

The Exhibition of YASUHIKO Yoshikazu's World
Kyoto Station Museum, 7th Floor of Isetan Department Store
Until December 2, 2007
10 am - 8 pm
Adults 700 yen

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