Kaki Moji !

In order for you to participate in this workshop and receive the photos created by your students, for use in class or as a souvenir, it is necessary to have the parents/legal guardians fill out a consent form before you come, as well as sign one yourself.

Please be assured that the photographs taken during the workshop will not be used by the Olympic Museum in any way.


A workshop that explores the fascinating world of sports manga. Through the graphic codes of onomatopoeia, students become familiar with Japanese culture. By transforming themselves into athletes’ heroes of a sports scene, they express their emotions and creativity, while becoming aware of the diversity of communication systems. The result is original pictures!

Kaki moji are words integrated into manga drawings. Like onomatopoeia, they can express sounds, but also emotions and physical sensations. This workshop allows to discover the inventiveness of manga in this field which is both graphic and linguistic.

After an introduction to the genre of sports manga and its specificities, the students are invited, in small groups, to imagine sports situations from the Olympic Games (victory, defeat, mutual aid, cheating) and to put themselves in the shoes of an athlete. They then choose an Olympic setting, such as a stadium or a ring, and sports equipment designed like a skateboard or a baseball bat. For the final touch, they then add the onomatopoeia they feel is best suited to convey the desired emotions. Using the photographic technique of inlaying on a green background, the scene is then immortalised.

At the end of the workshop, the students are invited to present their creation to the rest of the group and exchange together on the emotions and universal values of the sport they wished to bring out in their creation.


Recommended ages: 7-10 years old / 11-13 years old / 14-15 years old / 16+.

The Mediator adapts his speech and the contents presented to the age of the pupils/children.


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 23 March to 19 November 2021


  • 45-minute workshop in an educational space

Possibility to combine the workshop with:

  • Self-guided tour or 45-minute guided tour of the temporary exhibition


The guided tour of the temporary exhibition:

  • Students become familiar with sports manga, its graphic and narrative features.
  • Exploration of stories related to situations experienced by athletes at the Olympic Games and in their lives as professional athletes.

The thematic workshop:

The children take the stage to create original pictures. They

  • Discover a mode of expression specific to Japanese manga.
  • Discuss in small groups how they will represent a sports situation.
  • Share with the rest of the class their intentions and the result obtained.


From 1st January 2021, our entire educational offer is free for groups under 16 years of age (admission, visit and workshop if desired and available).

To book

 Pre-reservation form

TOM resources available on this theme

Educational file on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Guide to the "Sport X Manga" exhibition visit


Tel.: +41 21 621 67 20

  Form to pre-reserve



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