The Times of Botchan Vol. 1
The Meiji era (1868-1912) was one of Japanese history's defining periods, a time of massive change from the more traditional Tokugawa era to a positioning of Japan in the modern world. Contemporary writer, Soseki Natsume, suffered due to all the social and cultural changes, and expressed his feelings through his character Botchan. Sekigawa explores the period through an adult point-of-view, and Taniguchi's art portrays the material with exquisite and elegant detail. Presented in traditional Japanese format reading.