Overview of Yokote Masuda Manga Museum

Overview of Masuda Manga Museum

This is the first full-fledged museum with the theme of manga in Japan. This museum showcases the field work of the manga artist Takao Yaguchi (author of Tsurikichi Sanpei) – the pride of his hometown. Together with this, there is a gallery that exhibits the history of manga culture and original images by famous manga artists in and outside of Japan. You can also enjoy manga books, weekly comic magazines and animations here. You can savor the dreams and fun common to the genre of manga (e.g. through interaction between manga artists and their readers in our special exhibitions).

History of the Manga Museum

1995

October 21 Masuda Manga Museum opens
October 22 Osamu Tezuka and Takao Yaguchi: Two Person Exhibition is held (Until November 21)

1996

April 21 Machiko Satonaka Exhibition is held (Until May 26)
May 18 Machiko Satonaka and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Manga classroom and charity autograph session is held (Until May 19)
June 18

Takao Yaguchi and his wife, the Mayor of Ishiyama Town and Museum Director Koizumi pay a courtesy call to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka City in Hyogo Prefecture

● Proceeds from a charity autograph session are handed over to help with reconstruction from the Great Hanshin Earthquake

July 21 Black Jack Exhibition held (Until August 25)
August 5 Mr. Jerry Robinson (Director of the Museum of Cartoon Art in the State of Florida) and Mr. Monkey Punch visit the museum
● Talk show and charity autograph session held
● Sister alliance formed with the Museum of Cartoon Art in the State of Florida
October 4 East Asia Original Manga Image Exhibition (Until November 3)
October 5 Manga Seminar held
October 8 17th Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest held (Until October 27)
October 27 Yumiko Igarashi, Shotaro Ishinomori, Tetsuya Chiba, Yoshimi Kurata and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Talk show and charity autograph session held to commemorate the one year anniversary of the museum

1996

April 27 Shotaro Ishinomori Exhibition held (Until May 18)
May 3, 4 Shotaro Ishinomori, Yoshimi Kurata and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Talk show, charity autograph session and welcome party held
July 27 World of Akira Toriyama Exhibition held (Until August 24)
September 14 Exhibition of Manga Artists Born in Akita Prefecture held (Until October 12)
October 5 Takao Yaguchi, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Seiki Tsuchida and Komachi Hanakomichi visit the museum
● Manga classroom, charity autograph session and welcome party held

1998

January 6 Anime Festival held (Until January 11)
March 24 Tetsuya Chiba and His Wonderful Friends Exhibition held (Until May 17)
May 2, 3 Tetsuya Chiba, Takao Yaguchi and Yoshimi Kurata visit the museum
● Charity autograph session held
July 26 Fujiko F. Fujio Exhibition held (Until August 23)

1999

April 28 Manga Japan Exhibition held (Until May 30)
May 4, 5 Yoshimi Kurata, Seika Nakayama, Hideshi Hino and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Charity autograph session held
July 25 Leiji Matsumoto Exhibition: Galaxy Express 999 in Masuda held (Until August 29)
August 29 Leiji Matsumoto and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Charity autograph session and talk show held
November 17 Norakuro Masuda Town Exhibition held (Until December 5)
November 20 Takemaru Nagata, Aoni Yamane and Akaoni Yamane visit the museum
● Manga classroom and charity autograph session held
November 21 Talk given by Junko Takamizawa
● Talk show and autograph session held with Takemaru Nagata, Aoni Yamane and Akaoni Yamane

2000

April 23 Monkey Punch Exhibition held (Until May 21)
May 4, 5 Monkey Punch, Yoshimi Kurata and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Charity autograph session held
July 23 Takashi Yanase and Anpanman Exhibition held (Until August 20)
October 1 Takao Yaguchi 30 Year Trajectory Exhibition held (Until October 29)
October 21, 22 Takao Yaguchi and dozens of other manga artists visit the museum
● Autograph session held

2001

April 28 Takao Yaguchi 30 Year Trajectory Exhibition: Part II held (Until May 27)
May 3, 4 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 20 Shigeru Mizuki’s Yokai World Exhibition held (Until August 26)

2002

April 27 Fujio Akatsuka Exhibition (Until May 26)
May 3, 4 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 20 Midway in the Dream of Shinji Mizushima Exhibition and World of Kewaishi Shotaro Ishinomori Exhibition held simultaneously (Until August 25)
August 11 Shinji Mizushima and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Autograph session held

2003

April 26 30th Anniversary of the Birth of Tsurikichi Sanpei Exhibition held (Until May 25)
May 4, 5 Yoshimi Kurata and Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Autograph session held
July 19 Astro Boy Exhibition (Animation Exhibition) and Michinoku Manga Road Poster Exhibition: Part 1 held simultaneously (Until September 28)

2004

April 27 Takao Yaguchi: Hometown and Four Seasons Exhibition held (Until May 5)
May 3, 4 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 10 World of Mitsuru Adachi Exhibition held (Until September 12)
August 7 Mitsuru Adachi visits the museum
● Autograph session held

2005

April 29 Tsurikichi Sanpei CLASSIC Exhibition held (Until May 8)
May 3, 4 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 16 Osamu Tezuka and Takao Yaguchi Exhibition: Sparkling Hometown held (Until September 18)
July 24 Number of visitors to the Manga Museum breaks through the one million mark
October 1 Museum becomes the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum due to the municipal merger

2006

April 29 Tsurikichi Sanpei Exhibition held (Until May 7)
May 4 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 22 Five Person Exhibition: Recollections, Hometown and Akita – Exhibition of Manga Artists Born in Akita Prefecture held (Until September 10)

2007

April 28 New Century of Sanpei Exhibition (Until May 6)
May 4, 5 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 21 Takashi Yanase Exhibition: World of Anpanman and Fairy Tales held (Until August 26)
October 5 SHI KI SHI Exhibition held (Until December 9)

2008

January 12 Exhibition of Original Images by Yoshihiro Takahashi: Genealogy of Love and Justice held (Until March 16)
April 26 Exhibition of Phantom Images by Takao Yaguchi held (Until May 25)
July 19 World of Gosho Aoyama Exhibition held (September 16)
October 4 World of the Tableau Artist Takao Yaguchi Exhibition held (Until November 16)

2009

January 24 Exhibition of Original Images by Yoshimi Kurata held (Until March 8)
March 20 World of the Movie of Tsurikichi Sanpei Exhibition: Part I held (Until April 5)
April 18 World of the Movie of Tsurikichi Sanpei Exhibition: Part II held (Until May 7)
July 18 Ultraman Exhibition held (Until August 23)
September 19 New Generation Power of Akita Exhibition held (Until October 25)
October 25 Go Ohinata, Hitoshi Okuda and Mao Hashiba visit the museum
● Autograph session held

2010

January 30 Exhibition of Original Images by Shota Kikuchi: Hyakka Ryoran held (April 4)
March 28 Shota Kikuchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
April 17 World of Ryo Kudo Exhibition held (Until May 30)
May 2 Takao Yaguchi and Ryo Kudo visit the museum
● Autograph session held
July 17 Tatsunoko Anime World Exhibition held (Until September 12)
October 2 Special Exhibition of Original Images to Celebrate the 40 Year Career of Takao Yaguchi: 40th Special Thanks Exhibition held (Until November 28)
October 10 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
November 14 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Autograph session held

2011

February 8 Exhibition of Original Images by Seiki Tsuchida held (Until April 10)
April 23 Special Exhibition of Original Images to Celebrate the 40 Year Career of Takao Yaguchi: 40th Special Thanks Exhibition (Part 2) held (Until May 29)
May 3-8 Takao Yaguchi, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Yoshimi Kurata, Naomi Kimura, Ochazukenori, Big Joe, Mao Hashiba, Shota Kikuchi and Goro Yamada visit the museum
● Charity autograph session held to support the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum
July 16 Kamen Rider Memorial Exhibition held (Until September 11)
July 31 Takao Yaguchi visits the museum
● Charity autograph session held to support the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum
August 6, 7 Open workshop held to support the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum
August 21 Kamen Ride Den-O & Zeronosu handshake and photo session held
August 28 Kenichi Muraeda visits the museum
● Charity autograph session held to support the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum
● Handshake and photo session held with Seajetter Kaito
October 1 Food Manga Festival held (Until October 30)
October 10 Big Joe, Shigeru Tsuchiyama and Yoshimi Kurata visit the museum
● Cooking showdown held with the three manga artists
● Charity autograph session held to support with the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum

2012

January 28 World of Masayuki Ishikawa Exhibition held (Until April 8)
February 11 Yuki-no Orize Exhibition held (Until February 26)
February 25 Masayuki Ishikawa visits the museum
● Autograph session held
April 24 Exhibition of Original Images to Celebrate the 40 Year Career of Yoshihiro Takahashi held (Until May 27)
May 3, 4 Yoshihiro Takahashi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
July 21 World of Takashi Yanase Exhibition held (Until September 2)
September 22 Yokote de Ho Kumiko Minami: World of Yuboku Manga from Kyoto held (Until November 11)
October 27 Kumiko Minami visits the museum
● Commentary on works given in the venue of the special exhibition
October 28 ● Gallery talk show held with Kumiko Minami
● Charity autograph session held with Kumiko Minami to support the reconstruction of Ishinomori Manga Museum

2013

March 23 Soul of the Road: Seiki Tsuchida Retrospective Exhibition held (Until May 26)
April 29 ● Talk Event with Osamu Mizutani held
May 5 Yoshihiro Takahashi visits the museum
● Autograph session held
May 26 Hideki Arai, Shinichi Sugimura and Shota Kikuchi visit the museum
● Talk event and autograph session held
July 20 Exhibition to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the Birth of Tsurikichi Sanpei (Until September 8)
August 25 Takao Yaguchi visit the museum
● Autograph session held
October 5 Exhibition of Original Images from Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture and Maria the Virgin Witch
October 13 Masayuki Ishikawa visits the museum
● Autograph session held
November 2, 3 ● Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture stamp rally held

2014

February 8 Exhibition of Original Images by Kenichi Muraeda held (Until April 6)
April 19 Exhibition of the World of Makoto Muramatsu held (Until May 25)
July 26 First and Last Exhibition of Great Original Images from IKKI TO THE NEXT STAGE held (Until August 24)
August 3 Daisuke Igarashi and Mikio Igarashi visit the museum
● Tohoku and Manga and IKKI talk event and autograph session held
August 10 Hisae Iwaoka, Michi Urushibara and Naoko Matsushima visit the museum
● IKKI Girls Gathering talk event and autograph session held
August 17 Hoashi Kanoko, Hirohiko Yokomi, Miki Murai, Egami Hideki, Isami Nakagawa, Strato ☆ Dancers, Nekkoro and Nyajiro visit the museum
● Latest Report! Journey of Michinoku Tetsuko talk event & autograph session, Strato ☆ Dancers Live and Nekkoro VS Nyajiro held
August 24 Natsume Ono and Yowoko Nihonbashi visit the museum
● Telling the History of IKKI talk event and autograph session held
October 1 International Asian Manga Exhibition held (Until November 16)
October 25, 26 Takao Yaguchi, Yohihiro Takahashi, Yoshimi Kurata, Shota Kikuchi, Big Joe, Shigeru Tsuchiyama, Kenichi Muraeda, Go Ohinata and Keitaro Arima visit the museum
● Partnership Event with the Asian Manga Festival held
October 26 ● Asian Manga Forum with the Asian Manga Festival held

2015

February 7 Exhibition of Original Images from Hozuki’s Coolheadedness held (Until March 29)
April 25 Exhibition of Original Images by Akiko Higashimura held (May 31)
May 3 Takao Yaguchi and Akiko Higashimura visit the museum
● Higashimura and Yaguchi Mutual Affection Theory talk even held
May 4 ● Ohanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) Autograph Session with Akiko Higashimura held in Mato Park
July 4 Space Brothers Exhibition held (Until September 23)
September 12 Michio Hisauchi, Keiichi Tanaka, Radio Wada, Go Ohinata and Akiko Higashimura visit the museum
● Kyoto Seika University Gag Manga Course open campus event held
September 13 ● Portrait stamp rally held
August 3 Exhibition of All Original Images by Takao Yaguchi (Until November 15)