13 JUNE - 14 JUNE 2020

Japanese pop culture at the Museum

From the Park to the TOM Café via the Auditorium, we’ll have a whole host of surprises to allow you to discover this other side of Japan and get you set up for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.


  • A discussion on sports manga with a special guest

We’re keeping his name secret for a little longer yet…

Saturday 13 June in the Auditorium level 0

Whether you are already an specialist in the subtleties of manga or a complete novice, come and explore the art of the mangakas and get some expert advice on how to create your own manga world.

11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. – Gym level 0 (60’)

  • Kaki moji workshop!

Boom! Splash! Kerpow! How do you say that in Japanese? Discover the codes of manga and its kaki moji (sound effects lettering), then stand in front of the lens and do your own live version of your favourite scene.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Studio level +1

Originally a simple game of skill, this Japanese cup-and-ball game has given rise to a large community of enthusiasts, who face off in battles set to music. Come and test your skill, and see how our experts do it.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Art Lounge level -1

  • Mini-visit to the “Sport x Manga” exhibition with a TOM coach

In just 20 minutes, get to the heart of the exhibition and discover the incredible influence sports manga has had on Japanese society.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m., every hour – Starting from the Hall level 0

A whole area filled with sports-themed video games from another era, taken from the Musée Bolo’s collections. A chance to (re)discover the pleasure of being able to see each pixel!

There will also be an exhibition on the manga- and anime-inspired artwork of video games, in partnership with the Pixel Life Stories art gallery.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Galerie level +2

  • Japanese Corner

A manga library, creative workshops, board games and plenty of other surprises await you in this area, where you can learn all about the favourite games played by the Japanese.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Galerie level +2

  • Rakugo show

For a brief moment, let yourself be transported back into the past of ancient Japan with the rakugo stories told by Cyril Coppini, the only French-speaking storyteller to master this form of Japanese verbal entertainment that is both serious and comical.

Sunday at 3.30 p.m. – Auditorium level 0

Plus plenty of other surprises in store…

There will be a break for all the activities between 12 and 1 p.m.