I attended the press preview of the JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters exhibition which opens tomorrow at the National Gallery in Downtown Kingston and runs until the 14th of June 2014. I invite ALL past and present fans of Japanese anime, manga, art, history and culture to visit the exhibition no matter what age. Art and animation students will also find this exhibition very interesting. How many characters on display can you recognize? Tell me in the comments below or tweet me @Jamaipanese.

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Unsurprisingly the RX-78-2 Gundam on display is my favourite piece at the exhibition.

I snapped quite a few pictures of the exhibition but the photos only managed to capture  tiny bit of the awesomeness of the exhibition. Please attend to view the pieces in person and learn about the history of anime and manga in Japan from the 1950’s onwards. I will be at the exhibition again tomorrow; say hi if you attend!

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The exhibition provides information about popular characters from various decades starting in the 1950’s

About the Exhibition

JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters, which showcases popular anime and manga characters and which is scheduled to open to the public on Sunday, May 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. Organised by the Embassy of Japan in conjunction with the National Gallery of Jamaica and the Japan Foundation, the exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Japan-Jamaica diplomatic relations and is also part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Fortieth anniversary programme.

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Local cosplaying group JA Cosplayaz were present and well received

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Japan’s Ambassador to Jamaica Yasuo Takase

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Everybody’s favourite superbeing from a distant galaxy – ULTRAMAN!

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