SpotKyoto as the root of manga

Some readers may wonder why the manga museum was opened in Kyoto. Are there any links between Kyoto and manga? The answer is yes, Kyoto is the birthplace of manga! "Choju-giga," which is a picture scroll created in the Heian era (794-1192) and preserved in Kozan-ji Temple in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, is thought to be the root of manga as we know it today.

Kyoto as the root of manga





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