Japanese Village


Front cover of graphic novel "Japanese Village"

A LIVING EXHIBITION

In 1885,  a Mr. Tannaker  Buhicrosan brought  around  a hundred  Japanese people to London.  Inside  Humphrey’s Hall in Knightsbridge,  he had a whole village built for them and, for a small fee, members of  the public could visit and  observe  what  life  in  Japan  was like. The village was a huge commercial success, until it burned down in 1887.

THIS IS NOT QUITE THAT STORY.

instead, gentle reader, you will find:

. . . The forbidden love affair between a Japanese woman and an English lady. . .

. . . The disgruntled Shinto priest forced to exorcise the ghost of his best friend. . .

. . . The adventures of Yoshitoki, umbrella maker, compulsive liar and officially the world’s most embarrassing dad. . .