- Åsa Ekström
Stamp Culture | Okinawa | Hokuou Joshi : Swedish Girl Åsa Discovers Japan All Over Again (68)
The rest of Japan's even more mysterious than Tokyo! Åsa, a manga artist from Stockholm, Sweden, sets off to discover a side of Japan she’s never seen before. Her travels take her to southern Tohoku, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Hiroshima, and Kyoto. There are all-new surprises and touching moments in store for her every step of the way. Read on and discover the quirks of Japan all over again through Åsa’s eyes in this essay comic!
In the West, we’re a signature culture, so it always mystifies me how you have to stamp everything in Japan. My name is long, so it doesn’t fit on a stamp… I have to settle for just “Åsa.” I’m always misplacing the thing, too, or forgetting to bring it with me…
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