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Introducing our gallery The Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery is a manga art gallery where visitors can take delight in wonderful works while gaining exposure to the first principles of manga art.

Introducing exhibitions presented by the Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery

  • Entrance

    • A model of the Dokodemo-Door serves as the entrance to the exhibition area. Pass through this door and find yourself immersed in a world of works by Fujiko・F・Fujio that can only be seen at this location.

  • Takaoka as the place where it all began

    • A handmade slide projector created by Fujiko・F・Fujio has been re-created to show a program entitled "Memories of Takaoka, My Hometown," which features photographs of Fujiko・F・Fujio from his childhood and youth as well as footage of Takaoka from around the beginning of the Showa era presented with narration provided by Fujiko・F・Fujio.

    • With nothing else giving him quite as much pleasure during his youth as drawing manga art, Fujiko・F・Fujio engaged in a variety of creative endeavors in his hometown of Takaoka. Visitors can peruse every page of text for Yōkai-tou, a book that Fujiko・F・Fujio put together by himself when he was fourteen years old.

  • Leaving for Tokyo

    • Fujiko・F・Fujio's bag is shown to give a sense of his resolve when he decided to move to Tokyo with big dreams of becoming a manga artist.

  • Manga artist Fujiko・F・Fujio

    • Fujiko・F・Fujio's approach to his ongoing work, which consisted of creating manga art out of a desire to provide high-caliber entertainment, is conveyed through beloved tools that were actually used once upon a time.

    • Works that evoke scenes of Takaoka that were experienced by Fujiko・F・Fujio in his youth and that can be recognized in stories of Doraemon are presented. Visitors are also encouraged to check out a section where original pictures and published works can be compared.

  • Special Exhibition Room

    • Limited-time special exhibitions are held in this section of our gallery. Original short films are specially screened.

  • Introducing the Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum in Kawasaki City

    • This section of our gallery introduces visitors to the Fujiko・F・Fujio Museum in Kawasaki City.

  • A statue of Doraemon

    • This statue of Doraemon was made as an example of Takaoka copperware, a product of the traditional local industry in Takaoka.

  • Manga library

    • Space is provided to allow visitors to freely peruse works produced by Fujiko・F・Fujio.

You are invited to enjoy an original short film

Screened work

  • All-Star Cast of F. Characters: Close Call for Doraemon & Perman!?

All-Star Cast of F. Characters: Close Call for Doraemon & Perman!?

Screening time: approx. 10 minutes

Profile of Fujiko・F・Fujio

  • Real name: Hiroshi Fujimoto
  • 1933

    Born on December 1st, in Takaoka-city, Toyama Prefecture.

    1944

    Became friends with Motoo Abiko, who was transferred to Fujimoto’s elementary school.

    1951

    Both were inspired by Osamu Tezuka and started to submit their work to periodicals.
    “Tenshi no Tama-chan” was their publishing debut on “Mainichi Shogakusei Shinbun”.

    1953

    The manga writing duo adopt “Fujiko Fujio” as their nom de plume.

    1954

    Having committed themselves to earnestly becoming manga artists, Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko move to Tokyo and take up residence in the famous Tokiwa-sō apartment building.

    1963

    Received the Shōgakukan Manga Award for Susume Roboketto and Tebukuro Tecchan.

    1964

    Obake no Q-taro is serialized and becomes a huge hit. Subsequently, such masterpieces as Perman and Doraemon are brought forth one after another to herald a new era for children’s manga works.

    1987

    The partnership of Fujiko Fujio is disbanded. Hiroshi Fujimoto continues to engage in creative activities with a focus on Daichōhen Doraemon (Doraemon Long Story/Adventure) under the nom de plume of “Fujiko・F・Fujio”.

    1996

    Passed away on September 23 at sixty-two years of age.

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