- Åsa Ekström
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
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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