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Author: Joseph Purugganan

NOTES FROM THE FIELD #4: Of Manga and Kodomo

BAREFOOT GEN. Gen is a Japanese name meaning “root” or “source.” Keiji Nakazawa (manga artist and writer) stated, “I named my main character Gen in the hope that he would become a root or source of strength for a new generation, one that can tread the charred soil of Hiroshima barefoot, feel the earth beneath its feet, and have the strength to say ‘NO’ to nuclear weapons.” (Wikibooks)

NOTES FROM THE FIELD #4: Of Manga and Kodomo

Sunday, June 2, 2019/Okazaki and Anjo, Aichi Prefecture Text and Photos by Galileo de Guzman...

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