‘The Power of Manga: Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori’

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo


Staff Writer

Osamu Tezuka, creator of “Astro Boy” and “Black Jack,” and Shotaro Ishinomori, the man behind the “Super Sentai” and “Kamen Rider” series, are regarded as two of the most influential manga artists in Japan.

Showcasing previously unreleased Tezuka and Ishinomori manga manuscripts and anime footage, this show also includes works by other artists and celebrities who pay homage to the two masters.

A detailed replica of the inside of Tokiwa Sou, the famous Tokyo apartment building that once housed many well-known postwar Manga artists, is also on display; June 29-Sept 8.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; 03-5245-4111; 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo; Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station, Hanzomon Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. (except July 15), July 16. www.mot-art-museum.jp