Hagio Moto employs a complex set of expressive layering and feathery artwork in her 1984 shojo manga “Angel Mimic.”Read more "Interiority Through Layering"
Realism versus magic realism in Yoshimoto Banana’s 1991 short story “Newlywed”Read more "Solitary Road Toward Contemporary Enlightenment"
From freshly scorched earth arose an important literary ethos which sought to produce existential works of psychological significance. Post-war author Abe Kōbō encapsulates the downtrodden consciousness of the Japanese people in his abstract short story “Akai Mayu” (1950).Read more "The evolution of post wwii literature in Japan"
Exploring the evil nature of obsession in Sakaguchi Ango’s sadistic short story and its film adaptation “In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom.”Read more "The Lonely Way of Head-Lopping"