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Exhibition "Japan: Kingdom of Characters"


In the latest years, the Japanese manga and anime culture has awakened interest all around the world. Casa Asia and the Japan Foundation, joining this phenomenon, have organised «Japan: Kingdom of Characters», a travelling exhibition that identifies the characters of manga and anime with one of the main aspects of this culture.

Indiscriminately used by children and adults, in private and in public, even unaware of it, these characters have become part of our everyday landscape. It is possible to find them printed on bankbooks or transport season tickets and, just as the usual presence of cuddly toys in local police stations, they have entered in the daily life of Japanese people, even though it might seem incomprehensible. What are these characters like? Why are they so popular? What kind of society do they reflect and what influence do they have on it? And finally, where is this Japanese character culture going? This exhibition highlights the close relationship of Japanese people with manga and anime characters so the public can understand their cultural and historical background, their influence and their future in contemporary Japan.

2011/11/30 > 2012/01/08

Opening: 30th of November 2011, at 8pm.

From the 30th of November to the 8th of January 2012.
The museum is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 11am to 8pm, and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.

ABC Museum
c/ Amaniel, 29-31

Free admission. Essential invitation (valid for 2 people).

Casa Asia and Japan Foundation, in collaboration with Comunidad de Madrid
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