Thursday, May 31, 2007

Museum Show Spotlights Artistry of Manga God Osamu Tezuka

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The Asian Art Museum here isn't exactly what you'd call contemporary. Its last exhibit from Japan was of 18th-century screen paintings, and even that was considered pretty recent. But this summer, the museum is jumping into modern culture with an interactive exhibit of the works of Osamu Tezuka, routinely referred to as "the god of manga."

Many Americans have seen Astro Boy on TV, but this is the first time manga and anime fans in the United States are being exposed to the artistic genius of its creator. It's not always easy for foreign audiences to understand why manga is so important to the Japanese, but the museum hopes that the exhibit will provide a little perspective.

Source : wired

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