The Japanese tradition of 'manga', comprising comics and print cartoons, dates back to the late 19th Century, though experts believe the modern form of manga saw its birth around the post-World War II period. The Kyoto International Manga Museum celebrates this culture, which has spread all over the world and has influenced comics markets internationally. Opened in 2006, this museum boasts an extensive collection of over 300,000 manga books, which it claims is the world’s largest collection of ‘manga related materials’. An attractive feature of this museum is the, ‘Wall of Manga’, which is sort of a library comprising about 50,000 manga books arranged on a shelf on a wall, thus getting its name. Besides Japanese manga, the museum also boasts comics and animation related material from all over the world. See the website for more information.
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