The Smell of Tatami Mats | Hokuou Joshi : A Swedish Girl’s Life in Japan Volume 1, Chapter 2 (26)

Convenience store onigiri are way too handy! Why is it that Japanese girls can call just about anything “cute?” The guys at host bars are so hot, they’re like real-life anime characters! These are only some of the mysteries Swedish manga artist Åsa Ekström discovers in this journal comic about her journey from Scandinavia to Japan, which is jam-packed with surprises and laughs! >>>Chapter 2: My Shared House and Traditional Japanese Room (26)「The Smell of Tatami Mats」

The Smell of Tatami Mats

Åsa’s comment

The tatami mats in my room stink…or, well, they smell strong, anyway. When I was new to Japan and laid my eyes on tatami mats for the first time, I was really excited, but now that I’ve been here for three years, maybe the honeymoon is over…

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