Cartoon lovers in the city can look forward to a bonanza when Tadao Kagaya, a talent from Japan, will exhibit his sketches on the life of south Indians from July 10 to 24.

“Inspired by the simple and rustic lifestyle of people living in Channapatna and Ramanagaram, I have drawn several colourful cartoon sketches [of which] selected 57 will be on display at the Indian Cartoon Gallery,” Mr. Kagaya told The Hindu.

Organised by the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, the exhibition will be inaugurated by Japanese Consul Masayuki Tsuchikawa on July 10.

The funny side

Mr. Kagaya, who has been living in the city for the last two decades, said: “My insight to look at things in a lighter way made me a cartoonist.”

Asked whether he faced any difficulty in communication, Mr. Kagaya said: “Japanese and Indian languages have the same dialect. It is easier for a Kannadiga to learn Japanese and vice versa.”