As a counterpoint to last week's heady topic, I felt that a light note would be good for this Tokyo Thursdays.
Cartoonists and their humorous take on events and people have the ability to make us smile and think at the same time.
There has been a long love affair between France and Japan and misconceptions as well.
In his sketches, Kristian, a French cartoonist and press illustrator who frequently visits Japan offers vignettes of Life in Japan as seen through French lenses.
For those of you who are not fluent French readers, the story above translates to:
"There are Europeans who think Japanese live in the Past"
"Others that they live in the future"
"Fortunately , the Present is a mix of both"
I discovered Kristian by way of Nature Capitale. He contributed a few illustrations on the event.
One of his cartoons gets published weekly in Japanese magazine Shincho and a veterinary clinic in Tokyo is decorated with Kristian's drawings.
Tokyo-Paris connection for Tokyo Thursdays # 141
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