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  • Okiagari Koboshi project

    Eiko painted a doll for Okiagari Koboshi project (Okiagari Koboshi : self-righting doll, Japanese traditional doll) to support Fukushima’s restoration. The Exhibition will be held at Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum March 11~September 1.

     

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    Fukushima solidarity from Ukraine

    Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum

    переулок Хорива, 1, Kyiv, Ukraine, 04071
  • Talk with Comics Experts, Dr.Nozomi Masuda and Paul Gravett at Foyles Book store in London

    Shojo Manga – often translated as ‘comics for girls’ – is a genre of Japanese comic books which has a history of over 100 years in Japan. Contrary to its male counterpart ‘Shonen Manga’, Shojo Manga features narratives of sweet love stories, anguished romances and even real-life issues facing women across a vastly broad range of genres. Whether a sci-fi, fantasy or even period drama, the stories reflect the desires and dreams of its mainly female readership, showing truly what girls want.

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    In this talk Dr Nozomi Masuda, Konan University, Japan, traced the origins of Shojo Manga from its beginnings in girls’ magazine through to its more recent transformations today, questioning what significance the genre has in Japanese society, and what it had been expressing over its diverse and complex themes.

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    Following the presentation, Eiko had a conversation with journalist and expert on comics Paul Gravett and Dr Masuda. Together they looked into Eiko’s work, reflecting on her illustrious career in the Manga industry spanning over half a century, as well as discussing the phenomenon of Shojo Manga and the impact it had had upon Japanese culture and beyond.

  • A talk event in London! “What Girls Want – The World of Shojo Manga-”

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    Eiko will have a conversation with curator and writer on comics Paul Gravett and Nozomi Masuda, Associate Professor, Konan Women’s University, Japan. Together they will look into Hanamura’s work, reflecting on her illustrious career of over half a century in the Manga industry.

    Date: 14 December 2015, from 6:30pm
    Venue: Foyles Bookshop, Level 6
    107 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0DT
    Booking:This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To book your place via Eventbrite, please visit: what-girls-want.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Girl’s cosmetic brand “Haruko” debut!

    Eiko’s illustration originally drawn for Showa Note’s Madeleine series in 1960’s decorated new cosmetic products. Girl’s cosmetics Haruko is cute and safe items that kids and their mothers can use together. Very first beauty experience for curious girls!
    http://haruko.co.jp

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  • Picture book “Sangatsu-tôka no asa”

    Released : Picture book “Sangatsu-tôka no asa” (On the morning of March 10th), (pub. Imaginsha)
    On the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in order that we never forget the cruelty of war, Eico created this picture book depicting the life of an innocent girl who struggled to survive the war through the 1945 Great Tokyo Air Raids.
    Text : Ippei Mogami   Illustrations : Eico Hanamura
    http://www.honzuki.jp/book/228686/