Hokusai Manga (Hokusai’s Sketches) is a nineteenth century collection of 15 volumes of tri-coloured ink block prints by celebrated Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai. Published over a 60+ year period, the subjects range from landscapes to flora and fauna, to scenes from everyday life and the realms of the supernatural. Expert presenter Prof. Atsushi Hosogaya will be analysing sketches via a digital viewing tool and discussing the origins and importance of Hokusai Manga as well as its relationship with contemporary manga.
Presenter: Professor Atsushi Hosogaya from the Department of Manga, Faculty of Fine Arts at Tokyo Polytechnic University has organized many manga exhibitions as a curator at the Kawasaki City Museum. He is on the Board of Directors of the Japan manga Society and his major edited works include A Guide to Understanding Japanese Manga and Asia Manga Summit. He has served on the selection committee for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award, the Yomiuri International Manga Award, and the manga division of the Japan Media Arts Festival, and is a noted expert on Japanese and international manga.
This event is hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE).