greg (grysar) wrote,

Shojo exhibit in D.C.

There's an exhibit running through March 16 at the Japan Institute Cultural Center.

Girls' comics, or Shojo Manga occupy a very special place in the world of Japanese comics. Not just tales of love, these illustrated stories empower the girls of Japan and aid them in traversing the intricate societal roles and expectations females face in Japan. Featuring artwork from World War II to the present, "Girl Power!" focuses on a period of Japanese history that has seen women's position in society undergo drastic changes. That path is documented in shojo manga. This event is co-organized by The Japan-America Society of Washington, DC.

I may try to make this. Since it's wrapping up soon I thought I'd advertise it.
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