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Events - 02.09.2019

“Chara-Cature!” Your Caricature as a Manga Character




3:00 PM –5:00 PM


JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5



Illustrator/Animator MinoMiyabi will provide an afternoon filled will fun and character drawing. This time you become the character!

MinoMiyabi will draw guests as their favorite manga characters. Guests will be able to choose from a selection of manga styles which MinoMiyabi will apply in drawing a personalized caricature of you! Guests will receive a link via email to download their own digital copy to print at home, or share with friends. Choose the ‘90s Japanese comic masterpiece style and see yourself as a character in a Naoki Urasawa book, or a cool street kid drawn in contemporary anime style, as a cute toy like your favorite kitty, or even that famous cartoon mouse! While waiting for their turn, guests are encouraged to visit the exhibition, ‘This is MANGA - the Art of NAOKI URASAWA’, in the JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, or watch MinoMiyabi in action! Space is limited and will fill quickly, so sign up today!

Reservations will be limited to 12 time slots, one drawing and maximum 2 people per slot. Please note that each drawing takes approximately 10 minutes. If you are late for your reservation, your spot may be given to a walk-in guest. Please allow plenty of time for parking, and arrive 10-15 minutes early for the event. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

About the Workshop Series

JAPAN HOUSE has a fun and interactive lineup of programs complimenting the North American debut of the ‘‘This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA’ exhibition, displayed in its gallery from January 23 – March 28, for the internationally acclaimed Japanese artist, Naoki Urasawa . These workshops will offer guests the opportunity to nurture their own drawing skills, while connecting with the manga art form and the artwork of Urasawa.

Naoki Urasawa is considered a modern manga master, combining dynamic storytelling and transcendent artistic skill in his development of rich and sophisticated characters. His stories touch upon the hopes, dreams, and at times underlying fears of humanity. This retrospective exhibition will introduce Urasawa’s thought process and drawing skill through an extraordinary presentation of more than 400 original drawings and storyboards. Selected stories from seven of his major works to date will highlight the breadth of the artist’s narrative styles, including: YAWARA!, MONSTER, 20th Century Boys, PLUTO, BILLY BAT, MASTER KEATON ReMASTER (Story by Takashi Nagasaki), and MUJIRUSHI (The Sign of Dreams, with the cooperation of Fujio Productions).


Registration has closed.
*Recommended for all ages, minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*The $15 fee includes drawing material with emailed link to download your Chara-Cature!

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