Manga Hokusai Manga: Free Manga Exhibition at Ateneo Art Gallery from June 17-July 28

Get to know more about Japanese manga through exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and a manga reading corner at the Ateneo Art Gallery  from June 17 to July 28 with Manga Hokusai Manga.  All of these are for free, so make sure to take this rare opportunity to experience an art form that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The Ateneo Art Gallery, The Japan Foundation, Manila and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to present the international traveling exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics.
Open from June 17 to July 28, 2017, the exhibition introduces the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga (comics), which now enjoys global popularity, and Hokusai manga.
 The exhibition begins with six images of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), best known for the woodblock print titled The Great Wave, and ends with original works made by contemporary manga artists.
 Prior to its exhibition in the Philippines, it has been shown in countries such as Italy, Belgium, and Vietnam. The exhibition will feature a manga reading corner with the latest popular manga as well as classic manga from the Japan Foundation library.
​​Admission to the exhibition and events is FREE. 
Exhibiting Manga: Intentions, Difficulties, and Potentials
Lecture by Dr. Jaqueline Berndt,  Director of the Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition
June 30, Friday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Making Manga: Basic Manga Creative Process Workshop
Workshop by Tintin Pantoja of Comic School Manila
July 15, Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 nn
Basic class open from ages 12 to above. Free materials will be provided.
Manga and the ‘Manga-esque’: Shifting Definitions and Perspectives
Lecture of Dr. Karl Cheng Chua, Director of the Japanese Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University
July 20, Thursday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Both lectures and workshops will be held at the Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, Dela Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila UniversityLimited seats available so for reservations, please email
Ateneo Art Gallery is located at Level 2, Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. Museum hours are Mon – Fri 8:00am – 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00am – 6:00pm.
Manga Hokusai Manga is presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila, Ateneo Art Gallery, and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. Special thanks to our Media Partners ANIMAX and Otaku Asia.
* Details are subject to change without prior notice.


Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe:, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.