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Hoshino Yukinobu:
Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure



Manga master Hoshino Yukinobu will be visiting the British Museum to view the collections and create a new manga storyline for his character Professor Munakata. The manga has been running in Shogakukan’s Big Comic for several years now with the title Munakata kyoju ikoroku (Case Records of Professor Munakata). The British Museum will then be exhibiting Hoshino’s original drawings from his special new manga, spotlighting iconic objects from the British Museum’s collections, with the texts translated into English. More…

Also, the Dogu Exhibition includes four loaned manga drawings by Hoshino that relate to Dogu on display in the modern section of the Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries (Room 94) from 10 September to 22 November 2009. More…

Tickets: Entrance to the British Museum is free.
Where: British Museum, Gt Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
When: November 5 to January 3, 2010

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