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Tomb-Sweeping Day | Okinawa | Hokuou Joshi : Swedish Girl Åsa Discovers Japan All Over Again (78)

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!

Tomb-Sweeping Day

Åsa’s comment

There are lots of differences between Okinawan culture and mainland culture, huh? I even heard they hold the Obon Festival on a different day… Is that true? Tomb-Sweeping Day looks like a lot of fun from photos, but I love the cherry blossom festival so much, it just seems sad without all the cherry blossoms…

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