Sometimes, you get a comic you can't put down.
An acquaintance of mine gave me all three volumes of Tonoharu after we had a conversation about Japan. My major in college was Japanese and I studied in Kyoto for ten months, which was a life changing experience. I ended up realizing Japan wasn't a place I wanted to live in for lotsa complicated reasons but lack of beauty wasn't one of them. That beauty is an aspect Tonoharu captures perfectly.
The book is stunning to look at (preview) and it's author, Lars Martinson, took a long time to capture all of it's little idiosyncrasies. Like, 13 years long for all three volumes, which is insane. I read it all in one sitting, I couldn't put it down.
It's about loneliness, being in foreign place, and finding inspiration in others. I really encourage anyone who's visited/studies/taught in Japan, or just wondered what an everyday feels like for a foreigner, to pick up a copy.
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