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KANSAI

“Magnitude Zero: March 11 Seen Through the Eyes of Comic Artists From all Over the World”

KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA MUSEUM

by Tomoko Hori

Staff Writer

After the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11 last year, French comic artist Jean-David Morvan started “Tsunami,” a project that brought together illustrations from artists all over the world to raise money for charity. Thousands of illustrations were collected, of which 250 were selected for the book “Maginitude 9,” which was published in France last September.

For the anniversary of the disaster this year, around 120 illustrations, including some 60 new works, will be published in “Magnitude 0,” the “0″ signifying Japan’s northern region “starting from scratch.” This exhibition presents all the work to be featured in the upcoming book; March 3-May 6.

Kyoto International Manga Museum; (075) 254-7414; Karasuma-dori Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto; Karasuma Oike Station, Tozai or Karasuma lines. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥800. Closed Wed; open May 2. www.kyotomm.jp