Meiji University‘s Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures will host the “Yonezawa Yoshihiro no Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi-ten ~Kaiki Kyōfu Manga no Keifu 1948-1990~” exhibit in Tokyo from June 1 to September 30. The exhibit will showcase bizarre and mysterious horror manga from after World War II, and admission will be free.

The exhibition will feature works from the Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi book what Tairiku Shobo released in 2016. The book compiles Yonezawa’s Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi and Kyōfu Manga no Keifu, which originally serialized in Tairiku Shobo‘s Horror House manga magazine. The event will be divided in four parts and display original illustrations and materials from the works. A separate reading room will let guests read uncanny horror manga that Yonezawa recommended, as well as Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi and Kyōfu Manga no Keifu.

Related talk events with special guests will be held on June 9, August 4, and September 8. Guests will include four creators who collaborated on the Sengo Kaiki Manga-Shi book, rakugo storyteller Richō Takigawa, and writer and editor Kozue Aō.

Meiji University opened its Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures in 2009 with plans to expand to a larger facility, tentatively named Tokyo International Manga Library, with more than 2.5 million publications. However, expanded library has been delayed from its planned 2014 opening.

Yonezawa was a prolific manga critic and co-founder of the Comiket doujinshi event. He was born in Kumamoto in 1953 and passed away due to lung cancer in 2006.

Sources: Meiji University Website, Comic Natalie