Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Slections

Exhibition Screening Related Event

umareta toki kara hetakuso (Born Awkward)

ABE Yaro [Japan]

© Yaro Abe 2017

An autobiographical manga based on the artist’s childhood days in Nakamura, Kochi Prefecture, during the 1960s and 70s. The day to day lives of bumbling father Akira, reticent but steady mother Asami, and withdrawn, contemplative son Makoto are depicted through humorous and touching episodes, written in the local dialect, that evoke nostalgic memories of the Showa era.

ABE Yaro
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