Japan Media Arts Festival  
20th

Manga Division

Jury Slections

Exhibition Screening Related Event

A Series of “At a Little Coffee Shop”

YAMAKAWA Naoto [Japan]

© YAMAKAWA Naoto
Outline

A collection of short manga stories revolving around coffee and cafés, among them “Too Much Happiness,” which begins with a single concert ticket acquired at a coffee shop, and “Name Withheld by Request,” about a patron’s visit to a favorite shop for the first time in ten years. The artist’s unique touch, achieved with the effective use of dense cross-hatching, adds a rich flavor to tales of life and coffee that are sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter.


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YAMAKAWA Naoto
Japan
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