A recent exhibition celebrated the Manga of renowned Japanese artist Hokusai.
What’s it about? Perhaps anime or manga fans know the name, Hokusai. To mark 70 years of Indo-Japanese diplomatic relations, the Consulate-General of Japan, Chennai, The Japan Foundation, and ABK-AOTS Dosokai, celebrated his Manga at the Lalit Kala Academy.
- It displayed 15 volumes of his works and seven contemporary manga artists. It was divided into four parts that took people through the history of manga and Hokusai’s works.
- They ranged from explaining the etymology of the term manga and manga techniques to the playful side of Hokusai’s manga.
Importance: Taga Masayuki, Consul-General of Japan, inaugurated the exhibition. He said this was a way of bringing some of Japan’s culture for Indians to experience. He said anime and manga are among the most widely consumed media and Hokusai was a pioneer. The exhibition will next travel to Kolkata, Mumbai, and other cities.