6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia

Japanese Canadian National Museum presents

Shojo Manga! Girl Power!

An exhibition featuring 200 artworks from 23 artists tracing the development of modern manga comics in Japan.

Curated by Dr. Masami Toku, California State University, Chico.

September 19 - November 9, 2007

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby (Kingsway @ Sperling)
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 604-777-7000
Web: www.jcnm.ca


Join us for the opening reception on September 19, 7:00-9:00 PM.

RSVP by September 15 to [email protected] or 604-777-7000 ext. 109.

In attendance:

Curator Dr. Masami Toku, Associate Professor of Art and Art History at California State University, Chico.

Professor Keiko Takemiya, an internationally famous manga artist and scholar.

Writer Yukari Fujimoto, editor at Chikuma Shobo.

This event is open and free to the public. Join us for a special opening talk by Dr. Masami Toku, Keiko Takemiya, and Yukari Fujimoto. Refreshments will be served, the exhibition catalogue will be available, and ‘To Terra’ by Keiko Takemiya and other manga books will be on sale.


Shojo Manga! Girl Power!
Girl comics from Japan

Shojo Manga! Girl Power! is an internationally acclaimed exhibition of more than 200 artworks from 23 artists who have contributed to the phenomenon of modern manga in Japan. The Japanese Canadian National Museum is pleased to be the final venue for the exhibition’s successful tour of North America and the last chance for Canadians to see these superb examples of graphic art before the show heads to Japan. Designed by curator Dr. Masami Toku to raise issues of gender and representation, the exhibition explores the power of women's aspirations and dreams in contemporary Japanese culture. From its start in post-war era Japan as inexpensive youth entertainment influenced by American comics and Disney animation, to the current immense popularity of manga worldwide, this show traces the history of a medium at the intersection of evolving social roles and innovation in Japanese aesthetics.

More info about the exhibition www.csuchico.edu/~mtoku/vc/Exhibitions/girlsmangaka/girlsmangaka_index.html

Official Website: http://jcnm.ca/exhibits.htm

Added by taikotea on September 14, 2007

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