In This Corner of the World Exhibit Comes to Fukuoka, Nagoya, Hiroshima

posted on by Amanda Whalen

An exhibition for Fumiyo Kōno's In This Corner of the World is coming to Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Nagoya this fall. It will include more than 130 original illustrations and Kōno's notes, handwritten chronologies, and writing implements. A variety of goods will be sold, including art books signed by Kōno. The exhibition was previously on display at the Tower Records in Shibuya in May.

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Starting with the exhibition in Fukuoka, a new illustrated bowl will also be sold. The bowl's illustration depicts the scene in the first volume of the manga when the protagonist Suzu and her sister-in-law Keiko eat rice gruel made from food scraps.


Kōno's original manga won an Excellence Prize in the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2009 and was adapted into a live-action television special in 2011 and a feature-length anime film in November 2016.

The film adaptation,directed by Sunao Katabuchi, has been highly-acclaimed, selling more than 2 million tickets in Japan since its release and winning the Fujimoto Award, the Daijin (Minister) Prize from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Hiroshima Peace Film Award at the Hiroshima International Film Festival, Kinema Jumpo magazine's best Japanese movie of the year, the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, and the Jury Award in the Feature Film Category at Annecy.

Gundam Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino praised the film, while Evangelion's Hideaki Anno had negative things to say about the heroine.


Exhibition Information:

September 13 - 24
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Daimaru Fukuoka Tenjn 8F
800 yen (about USD $7.30)

October 4 to 10
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Nagoya Matsuzakaya (south building 8F)
800 yen (about USD $7.30)

November 9 to 21
10:00 AM to 7:30 PM on weekdays, Sundays (open until 8:00 PM on Saturdays)
Fukuya Hacchōbori Honten 8F
700 yen (about USD $6.40)

Source: Natalie Comics

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