Australia-Japan Society of NSW
Japan’s Food Manga Creator Tetsu Kariya and Oishinbo
By popular demand, manga writer Tetsu Kariya will speak again at AJS in September. Kariya-san is a well-known manga creator who writes about food in the Oishinbo series. Oishinbo (the title combines the Japanese word for delicious,oishii, and the word for someone who loves to eat, kuishinbo) is focused on Japanese food and has been published since 1983 in Japanese and since 2009 in English translation. It was also made into a TV series. The storyline concerns the adventures of culinary journalist Shiro Yamaoka and his partner (and later wife) Yuko Kurita.
Mr. Kariya will introduce his philosophy of manga and Japanese food, presented in images.
There will be time for Q&A, followed by networking over drinks.
Tetsu Kariya (real name Tetsuya Totsuka) is one of Japan’s most famous manga creators. Born in Beijing in 1941, he made his debut as a manga writer in 1974 when he teamed up with legendary manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami to create Otoko Gumi (Male Gang). The worlds of food and manga were forever changed in 1983 when Kariya, together with artist Akira Hanasaki, created the immensely popular and critically acclaimed Oishinbo.
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