The Latest Festival

Manga Division

Back division top

  • © NOMURA Munehiro / OHTA Publishing Company

Jury Selections

Tekkojo nimo hana ga saku
((Flowers Bloom in a Iron Factory))

NOMURA Munehiro

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

Following Torokeru Tekkosho (“Iron Works Melting Away,” 2007-13), the debut work by the author and former welder, this story also takes place at an iron works. It depicts unique characters working at the factory, from a sea- soned live-in welder, a hard-working Chinese laborer with sticky fingers, to a new female worker who used to be a recluse. The story tells of these caricatured individuals while also expressing the sad yet beautiful time flowing through the factory.

© NOMURA Munehiro / OHTA Publishing Company

Profile

NOMURA Munehiro

Japan

Born in 1975 in Fukuoka Prefecture and raised in Hiroshima Prefecture.

( 2013 )

Back division top