I didn't know of this place: Kyoto Manga Museum. The museum is in a renovated building, it used to be an elementary school before. The museum admission fee is 800yen, and you can read any manga from their collection of 50,000 manga volumes. Classrooms are used as reading rooms and the gymnasium is used as an event hall. It seems like a manga heaven for manga lovers.
I don't read manga so much, but I like to read cooking manga. In Japan, cooking and food is a big theme in manga for adults. Oishinbo is probably the most well known cooking manga. Bambino! and Antique Bakery were made into TV dramas and even into a movie in Korea. I wrote about cooking manga before in this post.
Nifty Portal Z reported on an interesting event today at the manga museum. It was a "try food in manga" event. We have a lot of blogs about cooking foods that appear in manga, but I have never seen this kind of event before. The author of "Cooking Papa" cooked some dishes that he wrote about in the manga and had museum visitors try them. He cooked a kind of miso soup, rice with hot peppers, and some Japanese sweets called "Kintsuba". I am very interested in the event and foods, I hope we can have such a place in Tokyo too.