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Monday, 20th April 2009
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Exhibition commemorates manga artist

A series of sketches are among the exhibits on display at a Tokyo show dedicated to legendary manga illustrator Osamu Tezuka.

Entitled The 80th Anniversary of Tezuka Osamu: Messages to the Future, the exhibition takes place at the Edo Tokyo Museum, reports Japan Today.

The show opened in the Japanese capital at the weekend and comes before the release of Astro Boy this October, a movie based on the character for which Tezuka is best known.

Visitors will also be able to see the artist's desk, in addition to some of his early works, including Diary of Ma-chan and Pinpin Sei-chan.

Yuko Eriguchim, curator of the museum, commented: "We're hoping that at least 120,000 people will visit the exhibition."

The Edo Tokyo Museum also features a permanent exhibition looking at life during the Edo period of the 15th century.

Meanwhile, the attraction's Tokyo Zone examines the influence of European and American culture on the Japan which began in the Meiji era.

Written by Mike Cotgreave

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