1946 newspaper comic strip has been adapted into the longest running animated TV series in the world
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the original Sazae-san newspaper comic strip, which began publication in 1946, an original art exhibition entitled "The Very Best of Machiko Hasegawa" is being staged in Kyoto. The exhibit is produced in cooperation with the Hasegawa Machiko Art Museum, which is located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.
The exhibit will highlight the works of Machiko Hasegawa, who began her career as a manga artist at the age of 15 and is considered by historians to be one of the first female manga artists. Her most famous work, Sazae-san, is a story about the ordinary lives of a Japanese family. Sazae-san has been adapted into a TV anime which began in 1969 and still runs to this day.
"The Very Best of Machiko Hasegawa" art exhibition runs from April 28 to May 22, 2016, at the Bijutsukan Eki KYOTO venue in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Tickets to the exhibition range in price from 400 yen ($3.58 US) for elementary and high school students to 800 yen ($7.16 US) for general admission.
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