• Manga as a Window on Japanese Culture

    Manga has grown into one of the most globally popular forms of Japanese culture. This creative art form is also a way to learn about countless other cultural aspects of Japan, from the martial arts to artisanal crafts, and everything in between. This series looks at hit manga works introducing Japanese culture, shining light on their ability to educate as well as entertain.

    (Banner photo: Action at the 2023 Ogura Hyakunin isshu Competitive Karuta Queen finals, held at the Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, shrine Ōmi-jingū in January 2022. © Kyōdō.)