Open Program
Let's read Neo Manga
Reflecting on the Yokoyama Yuichi, "Do it.” “What?” (2021)

2023.11.3(Fri) — 2024.3.17(Sun)

From Yokoyama Yuichi: "Do it" "What?", Original manga drawing

Yokoyama Yuichi: "Do it" "What?" carried out as one of the projects that developed outside the museum during the museum's closure. Yuichi Yokoyama (1967- ) is highly acclaimed for his unique style of manga expression, known as "neo manga," which makes extensive use of onomatopoeia and mimetic words. For this project, Yokoyama drew 10 new works on the themes of Hijiyama's history, museum buildings, and food products related to the cooperating companies. In the "Hijiyama Park" section, which started first, Yokoyama placed the works on signs announcing projects scattered throughout Hijiyama Park and on temporary fences at construction sites. In the "Machinaka section," which followed, works were displayed on banners, restaurant shutters, and elevator towers (glass), which were not originally intended as places to display works, and in the "Truck section," works were shown on the side panels of truck bodies dedicated to food transportation.
The Media Library exhibits original drawings of the cartoons featured in the above projects. Also featured are "Burning Sound" (888 Books, 2020) by Yokoyama and other books, in which the manga "Appearance," the source of the enigmatic project titles "Do it" "What?" We hope you will pick up a copy and read it.

From Yokoyama Yuichi: "Do it" "What?", Original manga drawing

From Yokoyama Yuichi: "Do it" "What?", Original manga drawing


Exhibition Period
2023.11.3(Fri) — 2024.3.17(Sun)
Opening Hours

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Media Library
Mondays *unless Monday is a national holiday, in which case the museum will be closed on the next non-holiday.
Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist's Profile

Yuichi Yokoyama

Yokoyama was born in Miyazaki prefecture and graduated from the Musashino Art University. While born in Miyazaki, Yokoyama lived in various parts of Japan due to his father’s occupation. Since 2000, Yokoyama has expanded his field to manga, a better suite medium to express time than oil painting. His original work was later called “neo-manga” and attracted attention in various genres. Yokokyama’s work has been highly acclaimed domestically and internationally, and his manga works have been published in Europe and the United States. According to Yokoyama, he loves to work on manga while listening to recorded conversations between him and his friends.


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