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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 3, 2017

Kyo Machiko, cover art for Cocoon, 2010, Akita Shoten

MAHWAH, N.J. — Manga and War, a traveling exhibition from the Kyoto International Manga Museum in Japan, opens on Wednesday, March 22, in the Pascal Gallery at Ramapo College of New Jersey. There will be an opening reception on March 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a talk by scholar Midori Yoshimoto at 6 p.m. The exhibition continues on view through April 21.

Curated by the Kyoto International Manga Museum in 2015 and presented abroad for the first time, this exhibition commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This is a rare opportunity for American audiences to view 24 principal Japanese manga works, along with original paintings and drawings by several manga authors.

The manga that blossomed in post-war culture was strongly influenced by personal war experiences, and this exhibition is structured around six themes:  “atomic bombs,” “special attacks,” “Manchuria,” “Okinawa,” “Voices of the War Generation,” and “the role of Manga.” The featured authors include:
Fumiyo Kuono,  Machiko Kyo,  Leiji Matsumoto,  Shigeru Mizuki,  Keiji Nakazawa,  Yuki Ozawa,  Yoshihiro Tatsumi, and Osamu Tezuka. This exhibition is made possible in collaboration with New Jersey City University and supported in part by the Japan Foundation.

This project at Ramapo is also supported in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Pascal Gallery is located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Sydney Jenkins at 201-684-7147.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state's premier public liberal arts college. Ranked among the top colleges in the region by College Choice and recognized by, among others, U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction and, also designated by Victory Media as a "Military Friendly College," Ramapo College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education.


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