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Nito monogatari (Two Paths)

TAKIZAWA Seihou

[Japan]

This story depicts the daily culture of the Edo Era through the viewpoints of a samurai painter named SHIRAKAWA Katsunoshin and a town-girl, Mari. In the Edo Era, the literacy rate was 100% and book rentals with pictures and private publications (self-published comics) and costume plays were in fashion. Very much akin to contemporary Japan, there was already a deeply rooted creative culture for manga. It depicts the creative class living in the city and their fans’ fervor.

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TAKIZAWA Seihou

Japan

Born in 1963 in Hokkaido. Manga artist. Mainly draws wartime pieces and has been nominated for international manga awards.

( 2016 )

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