Japanese Cartoon History vol. 4

Japanese Cartoon History vol. 4

Ippei Okamura (see the last post) started the first cartoonist organization called “Tokyo Manga Kai.”  He experimentally tried simple lines by a pen and deformed molding on the magazine of the organization.

In 1921, the famous daily newspaper back then called “Jiji Shinpo” started having cartoons as their Sunday newspaper’s appendix.  Rakuten Kitazawa started posting the cartoon with the main character of a girl and it has been said that the cartoon is the pioneer of girls’ cartoon.

After the success of Jiji Shinpo, other newspaper companies started having cartoons on their newspapers.  The cartoons for children and the cartoons about family lives were seen and a lot of new cartoon techniques were also getting seen.


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