Osamu Tezuka's Chinese Inspiration

Yomiuri Online has an article on an exhibition currently being held at the Suginami Animation Museum in Suginami Ward, titled Tezuka Osamu no Atomu to Songoku Ten, where "visitors can watch the Chinese animated film--Saiyuki: Tessenkoshu no Maki (Japan title, 1941)--that Tezuka says was the inspiration for his manga series...."