Two of the collection on the left is a piece by Shiga Kimie and on the right one by Makino Kazuko. Photos copyright Amaya Booker
This is a really fun activity for the young or the young at heart. To celebrate their unique Kyoto charm and to display the unique style of each artist the Kyoto International Manga Museum invited 100 Japanese comic artists to each draw their rendition of a maiko.
The museum is a large library like building showing manga and graphic novels from throughout the world. The English language section of the museum is quite limited however the displays on Japanese and International comics are worth the trip. There are regular cosplay competitions on the weekend which can get crowded but are a lot fun.
Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846 Japan
TEL: +81-75-254-7414 FAX: +81-75-254-7424
Museum hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Entry cost: 500 / 300 Yen (Around 6USD)
Access: The museum is very close to Karasuma-oike Subway Station which is 5 minute train ride from Kyoto Station (210Yen 1 way)