The Robot Chronicles ?From Science Fiction to the Robot Culture 1900-200X ?
April 7 (Sat) - May 23 (Sun), 2004

| Museum hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
*(exhibition entrance until 7:30 p.m.)
| Closed*: Every Tuesday
(We will be open on Tuesday May 4 for the national holiday, but will be closed Thursday May 6.)
| Entrance fees: Adult: 1000 yen (800 yen)*
High school/university students: 500 yen (400 yen)*
Junior high/ elementary school students in Kumamoto City: FREE
Junior high/ elementary school students : 300 yen (200 yen)*
*Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups of 20 or more.

Many authors have depicted visions of the future in science fiction stories, manga and film. Later, science and technology realized those visions.
The manga artist Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), released Captain Atom in 1951. The following year he started a series entitled Atom in which Tezuka carved out his new robot with the cordial understanding of a human being. Atom began airing in Japan as the first domestically produced animated cartoon in 1963 in Japan and was known as Astro Boy abroad.

This exhibition will trace the Japanese robot chronicles during the last eighty years focusing on the history of Atom and the development of the robot industry in three parts; Chapter 1: Genesis, Chapter 2: Atom Big Bang, and Chapter 3: For the Future. The exhibition will begin as a celebration of Atom's first birthday on April 7, 2004.


Opening Birthday Party

April 7, 2004, 6 p.m to 7 p.m.

Atom was born on April 7, 2003. We will be inviting babies born on the same day as Atom to celebrate their first birthday will a big birthday cake from our sponsor confectionary, Kobai!

Guest Talk
April 25 (Sun) 2004, 14:00-

Noboru Kawasaki (Manga Artist)

Cost: Free

[at CAMK Home Gallery]


Adult Manga Contest

<I wanted to be a manga artist>,
<I hated studying, but I found manga irresistible!>
If you are a one of these people, let's try to make your dream come true!

Age: Adults
How to Apply:
* An unpublished original work on a topic of your choosing.
* Please bring your manga (with your name, address, telephone number, age, and short self-introduction) to the Home Gallery counter in CAMK or send to the address below.
* Application must be postmarked no later than May 9, 2004.
* Entries will be judged by the CAMK Manga Institute staff and the winner will receive a special prize!
The name of the winner will be announced on our website( CAMK reserves the right to use all submitted work for print in future CAMK publications.

Organizer : CAMK Manga Institute

Workshop for Kids & Adults

Kid's Day CAMK Robot Factory
May 5, 2004, 13:00-

Let’s maneuver grown-ups in big cardboard robots! Today is Kid’s Day!

Time: May 5, 2004, 13:00-
Place: Kids factory

You must apply as a pair (elementary school students & an adult) 10 pairs limit.

Cost: To be announced
Registration is required: Tel: 096-278-7503


Monday Night Movies

Monday afternoon and evenings at 15:00-, 18:00-

Weekly screenings of various cinematic masterpieces starting at 3 pm and 6pm.

Place:Art Loft / Free

12 April :
[ Strangers On A Train ] (101Min., 1951, U.S.A.)
19 April :
[Boys on the Side] (117Min., 1995, U.S.A.)
26 April :
[ M ] (98Min., 1931, Germany)
3 May :
[ Wait Until Dark ] (108Min., 1967, U.S.A.)
10 May :
[Les Carabiniers] (80Min., 1963, France) *
17 May :
[Conte d'Automne] (112Min., 1998, France) *

Both days will be presented by the Kamitori Fan Club

Friday Jam Concert

Friday evenings at 18:30-

Live concerts taking place every Friday at 18:30.
Place: Home Gallery or Art Loft
Time: Friday evenings at 18:30
Cost: Free

** Information
Please join us for gallery tours held at 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (we will begin the gallery tour at 4pm on April 25), and daily concerts held in the Home Gallery every evening at 7pm.

Organizer: Kumamoto City, Kumamoto City Culture and Art Promotion Foundation, The Asahi Shimbun, Kumamoto Asahi Broadcasting
Sponsor: Kobai
Cooperation: Hamana Konpo Yuso, Kamitori Fun Club
Planning Cooperation: Tezuka Productions, parastyle

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