• SHARE

The Kyoto National Museum recently opened its new Heisei Chishinkan wing with the special exhibition “Kyoto: Splendors of the Ancient Capital,” and it is now continuing the celebration with “Masterpieces of Kosan-ji Temple” in its main Meiji Kotokan building.

Though full of national treasures, the major highlight of this show is “Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans (“Choju Jinbutsu Giga”), believed to be the original inspiration of manga comic books. All editions of the series, which were under restoration until the spring of 2013, will be on display; Oct. 7-Nov. 24.

Kyoto National Museum; 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Shichijo Stn. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Mon. 050-5542-8600; www.kyohaku.go.jp

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)