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Hi no tori
(Bird of the Sun)

KOUNO Fumiyo


“On that day you vanished”. . . This is a book of sketches in single-frame manga format depicting eastern Japan after the earthquake of 2011, told in the style of a diary by a rooster searching for his lost wife. The author's gentle ballpoint-pen artwork portrays towns undergoing recovery and landscapes still scarred by the disaster. The rooster character is both humorous and aloof, adding a warm touch to the story.

© Fumiyo Kouno / NIHONBUNGEISHA Co., Ltd.


KOUNO Fumiyo


Born in Hiroshima Prefecture. Manga artist. Major works include In This Corner of the World.

( 2017 )

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