Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

I want to be Kafu: The way to be a cool old man like him

KURASHINA Ryo / KEN Tsukikage [Japan]

© Ryo Kurashina / Ken Tsukikage

NAGAI Kafu, who denounced the Westernization of Meiji Era Japan as fake, was Japan’s first author to self-finance his travels to Western nations. This biographical fiction is based on actual events and the works of Kafu, and draws upon his way of living in which, being unwavering in his own selfishness, he enjoyed freedoms from the normal constraints of life. 

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