BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3141@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110709T000000Z DTEND:20111030T000000Z DESCRIPTION:For over 25 years\, fans around the world have been enjoying St an Sakai&rsquo\;s Usagi Yojimbo. This retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of Sakai and includes original drawings and paintings that bring to life the adventures of his samurai rabbit from 17th century feudal Japa n.\n\nUsagi Yojimbo is based on the historical figure Miyamoto Musashi and inspired by Japanese folklore\, literature\, and film. Heavily researched and rich in detail\, Sakai&rsquo\;s storylines mix both humor and drama t o tell adventures that include authentic Japanese history and culture in t he form of a distinctly American comic book.\n\nWith translations in multi ple languages\, Usagi Yojimbo&rsquo\;s popularity spans many countries and has earned Sakai several awards including the National Cartoonists Societ y Award\, Parents Choice Award\, and numerous Eisner Awards.\n\nA new vide o about Sakai is being developed for the exhibition by the Museum&rsquo\;s award-winning Watase Media Arts Center.\n\n<a href="http://www.janm.org/e xhibits/stansakai/" target="_blank">Visit the exhibition site for more det ails &gt\;&gt\;</a>\n<a href="http://5dn.org/stansakai">To learn more abou t Stan Sakai and the creation of Usagi Yojimbo\, read our article on Disco ver Nikkei &gt\;&gt\;</a>\n<strong></strong>\n<strong>Premier Sponsor:</st rong> <a href="http://darumanyc.com/" target="_blank">Daruma Asset Managem ent</a>\n\nAdditional support provided by The James Irvine Foundation and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles.\n\nMedia Sponsors: Dark Hor se Comics\,&nbsp\;LA 18 KSCI-TV\, and&nbsp\;<em>The Rafu Shimpo</em>. DTSTAMP:20240519T224959Z SUMMARY:EXHIBITION: Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo URL:/en/events/2011/07/09/exhibition-year-of-the-rabbit-stan-sakais-usagi/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR