20th Manga Division Jury Selections
TAKAHAMA Kan [Japan]
The year is 1878. The death throes of the Shogunate have given way to the Meiji period, and the city of Nagasaki is flourishing. There, a curio shop named Vingt sells the latest goods from overseas. Proprietor KOURA Momotoshi, his employee Miyo—a strange girl with clairvoyant powers—and the variety of curios that arrive from Paris all feature in the rich human drama that unfolds. This is the first full-length manga by an author already known overseas.