Urasawa Naoki Masterclass Workshop


Urasawa Master Class 1

The master of modern manga Urasawa Naoki leads a workshop with a selection of ten UK manga artists, from aspiring professionals to Manga Jiman winners, during a special two-hour masterclass at Japan House London.

You are invited to observe the masterclass in action. Drop in on the day.

Immersing visitors in the iconic Japanese art form of manga, the exhibition ‘This is MANGA: the Art of URASAWA NAOKI’ is on display in the Gallery at Japan House from 5 June to 28 July 2019.

About Urasawa Naoki

Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa made his debut with ‘BETA!!’ in 1983, and has authored many works since, such as ‘YAWARA!’, ‘MONSTER’, ‘20th Century Boys’ and ‘BILLY BAT’ (story co-creator: NAGASAKI Takashi) among others. After garnering renewed popularity more recently with ‘MUJIRUSHI’ (‘The Sign of Dreams’) (with the cooperation of Fujio Productions), a collaborative project with the Louvre Museum, Urasawa is currently writing a new series, ‘ASADORA!’ in Big Comic Spirits, a weekly Japanese manga magazine published by Shogakukan. His work is now published in more than 20 countries, with Japanese circulation alone recorded at a total of 127 million copies. Domestically, he has received the Shogakukan Manga Award three times and the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, as well as numerous awards abroad including the Angouleme International Cartoon Festival Intergenerational Award and multiple Eisner Awards for Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia category. In addition, as a musician, he has composed numerous works in the folk rock genre, performing live with his band and releasing two albums to date. His music has been frequently used as theme music for the film and television adaptations of his manga work.


Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020 at Japan House London