Inoue Takehiko: The LAST Manga Exhibition

 Exhibition Information

Term :
April 11, 2009 – June 14, 2009
Closed :
Every Tuesday
May 5 and 6 are open and May 7 is closed.
Museum hours :
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (No admission after 7:00 p.m.)
Entrance fees :
See the right hand side of the page for details
Place :
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Gallery I, II and III
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
FAX. +81-96-359-7892
Inoue Takehiko: The LAST Manga Exhibition
We have an exhibition of manga artist, Inoue Takehiko.
He is a popular manga artist, known for feature-length manga, Real, Slam Dunk, and Vagabond.
In this exhibition, he draws manga wall to wall. 140 original drawings gather the threads of the extension of Vagabond’s story.
Kumamoto is the place of the hero of Vagabond, samurai Miyamoto Musashi's death.
We are pleased to have the circulation show of Inoue Takehiko: The LAST Manga Exhibition which had achieved popularity in Uenonomori Museum, Tokyo, last summer.
We hope you enjoy the world of Vagabond in the special place, Kumamoto!
Takehiko Inoue
Born in 1967 in Kagoshima. Japanese manga artist.
He received a lot of prize, including an Excellence Prize at the 2001 Japan Media Arts Festival, and Osamu Tezuka Culture Award in 2002. Best known works are Real, Slam Dunk, and Vagabond.
Both Vagabond and Real are currently ongoing.



[Reservation ticket]
On sale at Ticket Pia.
Adults: 1500 yen, University/high school students: 1000 yen , junior high/elementary school students: 500yen
Weekdays : Day reservation ticket (please select the day when you will visit us)
Weekends & Holidays : Time and Day reservation ticket: (please select the day and time when you will visit us)
Reservation Time schedule: 10:00-11:00, 12:00-13:00, 14:00-15:00, 16:00-17:00, 18:00-19:00
Buy on web: (Japanese version only)
Buy at store: Ticket Pia corner, familymart convenience store, circle K thunks convenience store
Information: Ticket Pia 0570-02-9111 (10:00-18:00)
*Any reservation tickets have no discount service, thank you.

[Today’s ticket]
Sell only at CAMK
Adults 1500yen, University/high school students: 1000yen , Junior high/elementary school students: 500yen
*Junior high/elementary school students in Kumamoto city: Free (With current ID)
*Reduced price for those who are physically or mentally disabled and for those over 65 years of age in Kumamoto city.
*We cannot sell any reservation tickets, thank you.

[for Oversea residents]

For better environment, we may be asked to keep the line neat for entering, and ask for restricted admission.
Tickets can use one-time, one person. Any tickets cannot pay back, reissue, or change the day or time.
No photos, video, cell phone, or pens.

Related Events

Lecture series
April 19(Sun.) Tomisawa Haruko (Curator, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
“Manga as a exhibition, and the characteristics”
April 25 (Sat.) Yamashita Yuji (Professor, Meiji Gakuin University)
“Inoue Takehiko and the history of Japanese sumi-e”
May 9 (Sat.) Shimada Yusuke (Director, Shimada Museum)
“Miyamoto Musashi and Kumamoto”
May 16 (Sat.) Ito Hiromi (Parnassian)
“The view of Inoue Takehiko and “The LAST Manga Exhibition”
May 23 (Sat.) Miyamoto Hirohito ( Associate Professor, The University of Kitakyusyu)
“Why fight a duel, for what? Through Suzunosuke Akado , Ninjya Bugeicyo, and, Vagabond
May30 (Sat.) Zoza Emi (Curator and librarian, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto)
“Library and Manga”
Time: 14:00-
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free

Bus tour of traveling the historic district of Musashi Miyamoto
Musashi’s late life related to Kumamoto strongly. This Bus tour travels to the place which associated with Musashi to relive the experiences of Musashi
Route: Musashizuka Park~ Tatsuta Natural Park(memorial tower of Musashi)~ Reigendo·Gohtakurakan·Reigen Temple~Shimada Museum
Date: May 10 (Sun.), 31(Sun.)
Time: 11:00-
Meeting point: Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto
Instructor: Museum Staff
Capacity: 20 (bookings required)
Fee: 5000 yen(includes an entrance ticket of Shimada Museum and lunch)

Collaborative Project
·Shimada Museum: The Exhibition of Musashi Miyamoto and early modern Higo Panoply”
·Kumamoto Literary Museum: “Musashi, and then”

Musashi stamp rally
Stamp rally seats are provided at Shimada Museum and Kumamoto Literary Museum. Collect three museums stamp mark and get a present!

Concert / Film Screenings

Monday Movies
Date&Time: Twice on Monday, 14:00~, 18:00~
Place: Art Loft
Admission: Free
April 13 Proof (2005, U.S.A., 100 min)
April 20 TCHAO PANTIN (1983, France, 90 min)
April 27 Nicotina (2003, Mexico, 90 min)
May 4 TOM and JERRY:THE FAST AND THE FURRY (2005, U.S.A., 75 min)
May 11 Made for Each Other (1939, U.S.A., 91 min)
May 18 BON COP BAD COP (2006, Canada, 116 min)
May 25 LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS (1997, France, 118 min)
June 1 CONSTANTINE (2005, U.S.A., 121 min)
June 8 FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926, U.S.A., 111 min)

Music Wave
Why don't we enjoy music in the space filled with art works?
We will give concerts related to the exhibition or seasons.
Place:Art Loft
May 2 (Sat.) Ryoko Tajima & violets Koto ensemble(koto: Japanese harp)
June 6 (Sat.) JiccA (rhythm &tap)

Home Gallery Concert
Concerts daily in the home gallery at 7 p.m. 
Admission: Free
Piano Concerts by volunteer staffs of CAMK