Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections


OKUYAMA Yuka [Japan]

© OKUYAMA Yuka 2018

A series of short stories based on tales the author heard directly from people around her like family and coworkers about their childhood. Using soft, carefully drawn lines and backgrounds, she tells inconsequential yet uniquely individual stories that would easily be forgotten if no efforts were made to record them. This endeavor, which could be called “found object” or modern-day “Tales of Old Japan,” evoke a sense of pathos that we all share.

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