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Buddha - The Story in Manga and Art

Buddha - The Story in Manga and Art
Honkan Room T5   April 26, 2011 (Tue) - June 26, 2011 (Sun)

  

Buddha, a story in manga, was produced from a decade's work by Tezuka Osamu, the iconic manga artist renowned for such popular series as Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. Buddha is based on Tezuka's own interpretations of the life story of Siddhartha, the historical Buddha, and expresses the dignity of life - the eternal theme of Tezuka's works.

This exhibition is the first of its kind in Japan to show original manga illustrations alongside masterpieces of Buddhist sculpture. By fusing history and contemporary culture, the world of Buddha seen through Tezuka's imagination is presented.

 

Opening hours for "Buddha - The Story in Manga and Art" will be changed as below due to the situations caused by the East Japan Earthquake.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding for this inconvenience.
We extend our heartfelt wishes for the recovery of the regions suffering severe damage from the disasters.


New Opening Hours for the Special Exhibition "Buddha - The Story in Manga and Art"
  From Tuesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 30, 2011
  10:00 - 16:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing.)
  From Sunday, May 1 to Sunday, June 26, 2011
  9:30 - 17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.)
*Extended openings on Fridays will be cancelled from April 26 to June 26.

Closed
  Monday, May 16, Monday, May 23, Monday, June 13, Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21.

General Information

Period Tuesday, April 26 - Sunday, June 26, 2011
Venue Room T5, Honkan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours From Tuesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 30, 2011  10:00 - 16:00
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing.)
From Sunday, May 1 to Sunday, June 26, 2011  9:30 - 17:00
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays.)
*Extended openings on Fridays will be cancelled from April 26 to June 26.
Closed Monday, May 16, Monday, May 23, Monday, June 13, Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21.
Admission Adults: 800 (700) yen
University students: 600 (500) yen
High school students: 400 (300) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours, 30 minutes before closing hour) and Lawson Ticket (L-code: 33377) and other major ticketing agencies from Tuesday, March 1 to Monday, April 25, 2011.
* "Osamu Tezuka's Buddha" movie & exhibition special discount tickets (1800yen) are on sale at Lawson Ticket (L-code: 33377) until Friday, May 27, 2011.
* The exhibition admission tickets along with 3 different replicas of "Buddha's" original comic illustrations, reproduced exclusively for this exhibition (2300yen) are on sale at Lawson Ticket (L-code: 33377) until Monday, April 25, 2011. Note: When purchasing this ticket from Lawson, a voucher that can be exchanged at the Buddha exhibition gift shop for the replicas will be issued.
* Special exhibition "SHARAKU" (Sunday, May 1 - Sunday, June 12, 2011, Heiseikan) requires a separate admission fee.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizer Tokyo National Museum, TOEI, TBS
With the Assistance of

Tezuka Productions CO.,Ltd, NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD,
Japan Buddhist Federation, Nitori Co., Ltd, Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated

With the Support of Agency of Cultural Affairs, The Yomiuri Shimbun
General Inquiries 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://www.budda-tezuka.com/en/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.