Fullmetal Alchemist author Hiromu Arakawa’s farming-themed manga, Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of serialisation. To commemorate this event, there will be a massive art exhibition at Event Square on the eighth floor of the Matsuya Ginza department store in Tokyo for a limited time from March 8 to 21, 2021.
This coming of age manga, which depicted the life of high school student Yuugo Hachiken and his friends at the Ooezo Agricultural High School, has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday from April 2011 and November 2019, with several long hiatuses in between. It has a total of 5 tankobon volumes, which have been printed more than 17 million times in total. Reception to the manga series was favourably warm; it won the 5th Manga Taishō in 2012, the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category and the Japan Food Culture Contents Award, both in 2013.
The exhibition will be displaying around 200 original manga drafts and colour illustrations—new ones, made specifically for the exhibit, will be included. Production materials, previously unseen to the public, will also be forming a part. But that is not all— more than 150 kinds of original merchandise and photo spots will be sold.
A short video has also been posted about this exhibition:
As well as a Tweet on the official account, which links to the website for the exhibition, all in Japanese:
「銀の匙 Silver Spoon展」開催決定！
荒川弘先生の大人気漫画「銀の匙 Silver Spoon」の連載開始10周年を記念した初の大型展覧会を開催します。
— 銀の匙 Silver Spoon展 (@ginsaji_ten) January 8, 2021
Some visuals for the exhibition:
No further details have been released in the Shogakukan press release, which is where this announcement was made.
There is also an anime series based on Gin no Saji, which was produced by A-1 Pictures and aired for two seasons between July and September 2013 and January and March 2014; as well as a live-action film produced by Toho, which was released in March 2014.