$280 USD per person
Please make your booking at least 1 week in advance.
Learn how to draw manga with a published manga artist
Location: Machida, Tokyo
4 people max.
Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
(French/German/Spanish interpretation may be available upon request)
There are various theories about the origins of manga, Japan’s internationally beloved comics. Caricatures from the 12th and 13th centuries, known as Chōjū-giga (鳥獣戯画)depicting animals acting like humans are thought to be the earliest form of Japanese comics. These are playful short stories of animals using tools, doing business and participating in Buddhist practices. On the other hand, some historians argue that manga doesn’t date that far back and that the first work of manga, Toba Ehon, originated from an Osaka publisher during the Edo Period. Since then, there were many variations of manga- but the most recent resurgence of modern manga is linked to the influence of the American occupation, after World War II. As such, American comic books shaped Japanese manga, creating the styles we are familiar with today. Nowadays, manga is an ever-evolving part of pop culture.
What you’ll do
Learn about the history of manga and the contemporary world of manga production and draw your own manga !
Who can attend
Children must be 10+
What to wear/bring
You’ll be working with ink, so just in case, wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
A signed copy of one of the artists’s manga books, along with one of his manuscripts.
Session 1 (10:00-13:00)
Session 2 (14:00-17:00)
Session 3 (18:00-21:00)
*Note: Unavailable during the 11th-20th of each month
55 minutes from Tokyo Station.
Please make your booking at least 1 week in advance. See cancellation policy here.
* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.