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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2009,3020.1

  • Description

    Original manga drawing. Professor Munakata with dogu, flame pot, Heian court woman, rowboat, Sutton Hoo helmet (1939,1010.93) and Izumo Grand Shrine building. Poster design for 'Manga: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure' (Asahi Shinbun Display 21).

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • September 2009
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 72.5 centimetres
    • Width: 51.5 centimetres
    • Height: 81.3 centimetres (Mount)
    • Width: 68.6 centimetres (Mount)
    • Thickness: 2.5 millimetres (Mount)
  • Curator's comments

    For display as part of ASD21 (5 Nov. 2009 - 3 Jan. 2010). Mr. Hoshino, one of the leading manga artists working in Japan today, has announced his intention to draw nine whole episodes of the story Munakata kyōju ikōroku (Professor Munakata’s Case Records) relating the British Museum, which will be serialised in the magazine Big Comic and then available for BMP to produce as a single volume in English translation.
    The artist has commented on this drawing as follows:
    All kinds of historical and mythical legends are hidden inside Munakata’s black cape. Like a magician he produces them one by one to show to us. Welcome to weird and wonderful Japan.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2009-2010 5 Nov-3 Jan, BM, Gallery 3, 'Manga: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure'
    2010 22 Jun-29 Aug, University of East Anglia, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 'Unearthed'
    2011 29 Sep-2012 8 Apr. BM, Gallery 91, 'Manga at the British Museum: drawings by Hoshino Yukinobu'

  • Condition

    New drawings in perfect condition, some with under-drawing in blue and corrections by the artist.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2009

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit line: Given by Hoshino Yukinobu & Shogakukan Inc.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2009,3020.1

  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.Add.1284 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)
Original manga drawing. Professor Munakata with dogu, flame pot, Heian court woman, rowboat, Sutton Hoo helmet (1939,1010.93) and Izumo Grand Shrine building. Poster design for 'Manga: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure' (Asahi Shinbun Display 21).

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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