Riotous Works of Manga Burst Into Life at the British Museum

Marvellous range of Japan’s diverse art form shown off in latest catalogue

Photo taken at the British Museum in London on Dec. 5, 2018, shows original copies of the Japanese manga series “Munakata Kyouju (Professor Munakata),” drawn by Yukinobu Hoshino. Photo: Kyodo News/Getty Images

By David Pilling

Kozanji temple in Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital, is the owner of a set of rust-coloured 12th-century scrolls drawn in beautiful, expressively simple lines by an artist-monk. Often referred to in…

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