20th Manga Division Jury Selections
Tsukushikan no sora (Horsetail-Citruses under the Sky)
SUDO Masumi [Japan]
This collection of short manga fantasies with a new yet nostalgic flavor is the final volume in the Niwasaki (Garden) series, which has run to 120 installments in over 10 years. The setting is a lovingly, sometimes poignantly drawn miniature-garden-like world where mysterious phenomena appear—a pair of glasses that can see into the past, a talking dog in a household medicine shop, an old man who carries “the sea” with him on his travels.