12.NORAKURO-KAN/Cartoonist Suiho Tagawa museum







The creator Suiho Tagawa, was the member of avant-garde artists. Some parts of Tagawa’s world are displayed here. His cartoon’s character dog Norakuro is one of the most famous characters of cartoon in Japan. It is an early part of Japanese Manga’s history. At first Norakuro is a soldier, but opinion has been divided about whether this cartoon is antiwar or not.
This museum is on the first floor of the building, which Japanese culture is introduced. You can see the autographs of famous Manga creators, and read Manga here. Many Japanese culture events are held, so take a look at the schedule to join! Almost all events are reasonably priced or free of charge.






INFORMATION

・Phone: 03-5600-8666
・Location: 3-12-17 Morishita, Morishita-Bunka-Center Bldg. 1F, Koto-ku, Tokyo
 (10min walk from Toei-line Morishita Sta.)
・Open: 9:00-21:00/Closed on 1st & 3rd Mon
 (Open if on national holiday), The end of year & New Year’s Day

http://www.kcf.or.jp/morishita/norakuro.html


のらくろ館

懐かしさ満点の、のらくろロード商店街の先にある森下文化センター。1階ののらくろ館には、田河水泡の遺族から寄贈された書斎机や愛用の画材道具などの他、マンガ原画、水彩画、エッチング、著作、関連書籍(美術、落語、芸能関係)、のらくろのキャラクターグッズなどが展示されている。掘り出しモノのイベント多数なので要チェック!