Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

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

NOMURA Munehiro [Japan]

© NOMURA Munehiro / OHTA Publishing Company

Following Torokeru Tekkosho (“Iron Works Melting Away,” 2007-2013), 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 seasoned 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.

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