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Philadelphia (PA)

Yoshitoshi & Comics

The Giant Twelfth-Century Warrior-Priest Benkei Attacking Young Yoshitsune for His Sword on the Gojo Bridge, 1881, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Color woodcut on three panels (triptych). Mount: 15 1/4 x 29 7/8 inches; Sheet (3 joined printed panels): 14 1/4 x 28 3/8 inches. Purchased with funds contributed by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, 1989. Image courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2019.

Time & Location

July 24, 6 PM
Perelman Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)


Art and manga historian Dr. Ryan Holmberg joins narrative artist Ronald Wimberly for a conversation on the enduring influence of Yoshitoshi on contemporary comics. This talk is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle, which is on view through August 18.

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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