The Japan Foundation, Sydney in cooperation with Kyoto International Manga Museum and International Manga Research Center brings the Edo Giga collection to Sydney.

The Edo Giga collection from the latter part of the Edo period (1603-1868) is a selection of important colour woodblock prints within the history of manga. Giga in particular is a genre of woodblock prints depicting humorous images. It rose to popularity among the masses after print publishing became widely available in the 18th century. These prints comprised of manuals, pictorial compedia, and other drawings often ranging from funny, comical pictures.

A choice number of prints from the Edo Giga collection will travel from Kyoto, Japan to Sydney. The prints will be on display at The Japan Foundation Gallery in two parts - each part showcasing a different set of images handpicked by researchers at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.



Part II from 13 October to 2 November  
The Japan Foundation Gallery
Level 4, Central Park (Access via lifts)
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Select Saturdays (15 August, 17 October): 10am – 3pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission: Free
Enquiries: reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
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