A reported by Anime News Network, Japan’s Kyoto International Manga Museum will be adding English guided tours to their available ways to experience their massive collection.
With test runs going from February 18th to March 1 and is all in an effort to help the expected foreign visitors during the 2020 Summer Olympics. Two 45-minute tours are meant to gain feedback for the eventual permanent implementation of the tours.
“The Kyoto International Manga Museum was founded as a joint project of Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University to collect, preserve, and exhibit manga materials, and conduct research into manga culture, for the purpose of holding exhibitions and events based on the research of these manga materials which are attracting attention from around the world.”
Via Kyoto Manga Museum
“This museum is a new kind of cultural facility that concurrently performs library functions and museum functions. Manga materials preserved in the museum’s collection consist of approximately 300,000 items (as of 2016); from caricature woodblock prints of the Edo period, to magazines of the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa period; as well as books ranging from post-war rental books to modern popular series and publications from abroad.”
For more information and to check out how you can experience this historic museum, you can visit The Kyoto International Manga Museum’s official site, here.