A special exhibition taking place at the Sumida Hokusai Museum until January 24th looks at the origins of manga in Japan and how they have developed over time. The event will explore pieces like ukiyo-e prints, manga magazines from the Meiji and Taisho eras, caricatures in Japanese modern print media, and the explosion in popularity of children's manga during the Showa era.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.
The Sumida Hokusai Museum is located 5 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's A3 exit (via the Toei Oedo Line), or 9 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's East exit (via the JR Sobu Line).
Alternatively, bus services are available directly to the museum from Kinshicho Station, served by the JR Sobu Line. Head out of the station's North Exit, and take the Sumida loop bus for 5 minutes. There is a dedicated stop for the museum itself.
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