I visited Katsuya Terada’s 10 Ten Retrospective exhibition held at the Kyoto International Manga Museum (running till the 30th of June 2013) while on the Kyoto leg of my recent Japan trip. The museum is located very near the Karasuma Oike station, just 3 stops away from Kyoto JR station.
(above) The main entrance to the museum. It had started to rain by the time I arrived.
(above) The museum lobby/reception, located next to the museum shop. Tickets are purchased through the 2 ticketing machines shown above.
(above) Also on exhibit are many of the fantastic illustrations from the sketch travel project. ( read more here. ) Your museum ticket grants you access to these exhibits as well, which is cool.
(above) A giant panel featuring Terada’s illustration. This is one of the few art pieces where photography is allowed.
The exhibition is split into 2 rooms, one featuring giant art panels like the one shown above, and the 2nd room displaying black & white comic panels from Terada’s manga.
Admittedly, I do feel that the number of art pieces that were on display were a little underwhelming. This is especially evident when you look at the art book released in conjunction with the exhibition. Many of the art work in the book have never been published before, but unfortunately they were not on display at the exhibition either.
ps. I’ll love to hear your views if anyone has been to the exhibition as well.18