LOVE ♥ RIBON ♥ FUROKU
Dec 8, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017¥800
Kyoto International Manga Museum
The renowned girls manga magazine Ribon was first issued by the Shueisha publishing company in 1955. Over the years, a number of famous shojo (literally, ‘young woman’) manga artists have gotten their start by appearing in Ribon, such as Arina Tanemura, Ai Yazawa, and Wataru Yoshizumi. Each issue of the magazine, often exceeding 400 pages, is filled with several different serialized stories drawn in distinct styles. In 1994 alone the magazine sold over 2,550,000 copies, a record yet to be broken to this day. This success has been partly attributed to furoku – goodie bags , small toys, colorful note paper that accompanied the manga magazines. A showcase of over 2,000 items related to Ribon’s furoku is on display at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, providing guests with insight into the charm and allure of this popular genre.
Ribon Furoku Exhibition • Until Feb 5 • Open: 10am–6pm (Last entry 5:30pm) • Closed: Wednesdays & Dec 28 – Jan 4 • Admission: ¥800 • Access: Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit 2, 2-min walk • Tel: 075-254-7414 • kyotomm.jp/en