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Rei Morishita from Japan: Environmentalist, poet, essayist. Everything, various things will be taken up. Originally, it was a blog about disasters, and expanded to say romance, for example, is a kind of disaster because it is a problem of one’s survival.

Why did Japanese Manga highly develop? Because Japanese are very sloppy religiously.

Why did Japanese Manga highly develop? Because Japanese are very sloppy religiously.

The following is an exchange of comment between my blog friend cenecio and me (iirei) about manga.

cenecio: Mr. Morishita, I would like to ask you, why did the field of manga develop in Japan?
This is a question from Mr. Gear and me. Thank you. If you have time, it doesn't matter tomorrow.

iirei: This is a very difficult question. Speaking of my past logs, there is one that deals with bird and beast caricatures,so called”Choju-Giga(鳥獣戯画)”.


(In Japanese)

We recognize that this picture scroll is one of the oldest manga in Japan. When writing this blog, Isao Takahata clearly saw "frame splitting" about "Shigisan Engi Emaki", and he also referred to the book "Japanese Animation" (was it), which was said to be a pioneer of manga. He made it.

Returning to Choju-Giga, as a famous scene like sumo wrestling of frogs and rabbits, it is especially remarkable in the picture of a fishy monkey shaved worshiping the principal image of a frog, but in other countries the religious main god is likened to a frog. It’s impossible.


Religion is still not really rooted in Japan. But what should be noted here is the idea of parody. The combination of frogs and monkeys is a wonderful parody. These picture scrolls were made from the end of the Heian period to the beginning of Kamakura period, with a religious background in which "Pure Land Buddhism" covered Japan, but the Japanese are sloppy(
Charanporan), aren't they? While admiring the Pure Land, he makes fun of it. Of course, Western European countries also had parodies like Rabelais did, but I think they weren't as non-religious as Japan.

I think that this comment alone is not enough to answer this difficult question. If you come up with something again, I'll write it.

Note: Mr. Takahata's book, official name "Animation of the 12th Century: Movie-like and Anime-like Things Seen in National Treasure Picture Scrolls" (Tokuma Shoten: 1999).

cenecio: Good morning, Mr. Morishita.
I'm sorry to hear from you last night.
> Isao Takahata clearly sees "frame splitting" about "Shigisan Engi Emaki", and this picture scroll is also a pioneer of manga.
This is interesting. How to divide the frames is a big difference between manga and BD, and it seems to be one of the themes that the discussion is enthusiastic about.
I would like to find out about the roots of manga myself.
Thank you very much.

The above is the exchange made in ↓.


The situation changes depending on where you take the manga overrun (Ransho: 濫觴:the time of the headwaters). I think it is generally from Osamu Tezuka, but there is also a position that it is from Suiho Tagawa's "Norakuro". In my case, I made the argument based on the Heian period bird and beast caricature and Shigisan Engi Emaki(picture Scrolls).

A word of the day: In addition, the representative of the story manga was Osamu Tezuka, and the representative of the gag manga was Fujio Akatsuka. (The Tezuka Award and Akatsuka Award are the gateways for young manga artists to be held by Shueisha.) Regarding this extremely interesting work, especially "Tensai Bakabon(The genius fool)" the manga artist was not Charamporan(sloppy), but the reader was Charam. I think it was Polan. The creators of gag manga are those who draw their works with bloody efforts, and story manga does not require much tension. In fact, the lifespan of a gag manga artist as an author is shorter than that of a story manga artist.

After the serialization of Tensai Bakabon, Mr. Akatsuka serialized a manga called "B.C. Adam" that "teases" the Bible. I remember that this work was not very popular, but I think it was rather a work that showed Mr. Akatsuka's own charamporan.

Twelfth Century Animation-Movie-like and Anime-like Things Seen in National Treasure Picture Scrolls
• Author: Isao Takahata
• Publisher / Manufacturer: Tokuma Shoten
• Release date: 1999/03/01

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以上は、↓ で行ったやり取りです。





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