Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators
Publication Date: January 2010
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Dear ?tienne, how's it going? I'm writing to invite you to Japan for two weeks in October. This was the beginning, a crossing of two cultures, French and Japanese, which was going to awaken many things in each one of the authors who participated in this adventure: a stay in Japan does not leave one indifferent. Eight stories from nine European authors result, in which all the exoticism of this elusive and mysterious country is depicted with imagination, humor and poetry. As if in response to these impressions of the artist-travelers, eight authors from the Archipelago portray their own Japan, the everyday one, that of modernity and that of legend. After reading this sentient collection of anecdotes and tales woven together from such different views, one desires nothing more than to visit and see for oneself some bit of the land of the Rising Sun.
About the Author
[b]Fr d ric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.