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This video, titled "Kyoto International Manga Museum - Local Information Video Site Machi Log" (京都国際マンガミュージアム - 地域情報動画サイト 街ログ) "Machi Log," a Japanese video news site.
It's a promotional video of the Kyoto International Manga Museum located in Nakagyo, Kyoto.

One Piece, Chihayafuru, Kimetsu no Yaiba... The craze for Japanese Manga and Cosplay has been rapidly spreading across the world.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a paradise for manga lovers, and attracts both domestic and international visitors.

From the classics to the latest manga - you are free to read any comic from the collection.
This article looks at the facilities and history of the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

What is the Kyoto International Manga Museum?

In November 2006, the Kyoto International Manga Museum was founded as a joint project between Kyoto city and Kyoto Seika University (a university noted for its faculties of manga and anime).
The building housing the museum is the former Tatsuike Elementary School.

Today, the museum is also recognized as a comprehensive cultural facility that holds many important historical, as well as contemporary, manga-related materials including Meiji-period(1868-1912) magazines, the postwar rental comics, and the original illustrations.

The museum offers a variety of entertainment to both children and young adults, such as the "Children's Library"(0:58-) that contains plenty of illustrated books for children, the "Walls of Manga" which have a total length extending 140 meters (1:10-), the "International Manga Expo" dedicated to international manga, periodic performances of kamishibai (paper plays) (1:19-), and a portrait corner.

Some facilities try to limit overcrowding on Saturdays, Sundays or national holidays by limiting the number of participants.
The world-class manga collection includes the classics or the growing section of international manga.

Highlights of the Kyoto International Manga Museum

Not just offering the opportunity to enjoy manga, the Kyoto International Manga Museum also has facilities that allow you to conduct research on the topic as well.
The research reference room, for example, allows you to access to the digital archives.
Hands-on workshops give participants a real manga-making experience.
These facilities and workshops are to help contribute to cultivating future manga artists and animators.

Visitors are greeted by a figure from one of Tezuka Osamu's masterpieces, "Hi no Tori" (Phoenix), suspended on the atrium as they walk in.
Drawn on the wall of the in-house cafe are the autographs and illustrations by many famous manga artists. These exclusive attractions ensure an instagrammable picture.

The museum provides various facilities such as a museum shop that stocks a huge lineup of the museum's original goods, including its mascot character "Manyu".
Visitors can enjoy a picnic in the museums courtyard as well.

Summary of the Kyoto International Manga Museum Introduction

This article introduced the Kyoto International Manga Museum, a must-go place for all manga fans or youngsters who are aiming to be illustrators/manga artists themselves.

The museum has held many collab events with popular manga. In December 2019, a pop-up store teamed up with "The Seven Deadly Sins" opened there.

The Kyoto International Manga Museum offers you quite unique manga-related experiences.
It is made to entertain everyone.
You can simply enjoy reading manga, or track back the history of the art form.
If you're planning on visiting Kyoto It's a great opportunity to visit the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

◆Kyoto International Manga Museum|General Information◆
【Address】〒604-0846 Kyoto International Manga Museum Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Japan (Address to put in your car's navigation system) 604-0846 Kinbuki cho 452, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city
【Entrance Fee】Adults - 800 yen, High school and junior high school student - 300 yen, Children - 100 yen(Group discounts are available)
【Telephone No】+81-75-254-7414

【Official Website】Kyoto International Manga Museum

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
Manga - Japan's World-Famous Contemporary Culture! Boasting a Collection of Over 300,000 Manga, the Kyoto International Manga Museum Is the Place to Go for Any True Manga Fan!
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