Windows on Manga

Windows on Manga

Sazae-san comic book Number 225, page 87, Number 54, page 36
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Manga, or Japanese comics, reflect the daily lives of the people. For Windowology, they are valuable materials for understanding the relationship between people and windows. One Windowology project extracted every scene with a window, and classified the activities depicted in them, from three Japanese manga series that were popular throughout Japan after WWII. Shown here are 8 window-related episodes from Japan's most famous yon-koma manga (four-cell comic strip), Sazae-san. The series revolves around a multi-generational household in Tokyo. It appeared in newspapers from 1946 to 1974, and it contains many scenes that induce nostalgia among Japanese people today. 

Reading Material
A Digital Book by Taro Igarashi Laboratory, Tohoku University, on Windows in Manga is available.

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