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Event/Stage Performance

The Exhibition: The Power of Manga – Osamu Tezuka and Shotato Ishinomori, is now being held at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum




Manga, recognized as one of Japanese cultures from the world, is an essential expression method in today’s society, and Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinormori are the best known manga artists among many.


Both of them created representative Japanese manga works during the post-war period, bringing power to many people through their works filled with humor and hope.

The exhibition explores the power of manga by reviewing their life through manuscripts and related materials of their representative works including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Cyborg 009 and Kamen Rider.



Period: March 21, 2014 – May 19, 2014


Venue: Yamanashi Prefectural Museum


Open hours: 9:30 -17:00  (last admission: 16:30)


Closed on every Tuesday (except March 15, April 19 and May 6) and May 7 Wed.


Admission fee: Adult 1000 yen (840 yen), University Students 500 yen (420 yen)

-  Admission free for a resident of Yamanashi prefecture over 65 years old or a disabled person and his/her attendant (Please show the identification card at the entrance.)

-  The price showed in parentheses above is applied to a member of a group with 20 people or more, or a person who stays in the hotel or ryokan in Yamanashi prefecture on the day or the day before.

-  Admission thicket both for this exhibition and permanent exhibitions is prepared.



Related Events


Commemorative Speech: God of Manga and King of Manga – True Faces of Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori

Speaker: Akira Maruyama

Date & Time: April 27, 2014  13:30 – 15:00

Venue: Shogai Gakushu Room

*Admission free/No reservation required


Garally Talk by Curator

Time and Date: March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4 and May 18  15:00

Venue: Kikaku Tenji Room *Admission free/No reservation required


Kaijiam Workshop for Kids: Let’s draw manga!

Date: March 23, April 12 and May 10

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Venue: Lobby

The workshop is for elementary school students and younger

*No reservation required


Animation Screening

Date: March 20 and May 11

Time: 13:00

Venue: Shogaku Gakushu Room

*No reservation required/

*120 seats (in order of arrival)

*Please indicate the admission ticket of this exhibition at the reception.



March 30

Astro Boy Episode #1 (1963) & Jungle Emperor Episode #1 (1965)

May 11

Princess Knight Episode #1 (1967) & Astro Boy Episode #116/117 (1965)



For further information, visit the official site of Yamanashi Prefectural Museum:



Yamanashi Prefectural Museum

Tel: 055-261-2631