Hisashi Eguchi “King of Pop: Kyoto Edition”

Kyoto International Manga Museum

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The Kyoto International Manga Museum looks back on the 38-year career of manga artist Hisashi Eguchi, who brought innovation to the gag-manga genre in works such as his 1977 debut series “Susume!! Pirates” and his 1981 smash hit “Stop!! Hibari-kun!” Building on this success, Eguchi branched out into illustration, displaying a unique pop style of spare lines and three-dimensionality and an outstanding eye for design. The influence of his diverse, category-transcending art on the wider subculture cannot be overstated.

Last year’s publication of “King of Pop: The Complete Illustrations of Hisashi Eguchi” by Genkosha marked the beginning of a the nation-wide tour of the exhibition “Hisashi Eguchi: King of Pop.” In addition to the illustrations featured in the traveling exhibition, this Kyoto edition presents a selection of works from “King of Pop: Side B,” an Eguchi retrospective held at Meiji University’s Yoshihoro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subculture. More than 300 of Eguchi’s original drawings are on display.

[Related Event]
Live Sketching Event by Hisashi Eguchi
Date: Jun. 11 (Sat) 13:00–17:00
Please see the official website for details and information on more related events.



from 6月 11, 2016 at 10:00 to 9月 04, 2016 at 18:00
Some displays closed on July 19th and July 20th to alternate works.


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