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Excellence Award

THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

OKAZAKI Jiro

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

© Jiro Okazaki 1999

Profile

OKAZAKI Jiro

Japan

Born on 1957 in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. Graduated from the Design Department of the Tama Art University. Worked in an advertising firm while he worked as a freelance manga artist. Now living in Kunitachi City. Has drawn "After 0", "Neko2" and others.

( 1999 )

Award Reason

This work would seem to belong to that special genre,the educational manga. Yet it has none of the clunky awkwardness of most such works. Instead it strives to fuse the entertainment value of manga with educational content,and succeeds brilliantly on both counts. The creator's vast knowledge is condensed into this one work;it should be in every library reading room.

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