Seventeen authors (nine from France or French-speaking countries, eight from Japan) brought together in the same book, a succession of freely created short stories about the same universe: Japan. The French, of course, journeyed to Japan for the occasion. Each cartoonist was sent for two weeks to a different city in the archipelago (Joann Sfar in Tokyo, Emmanuel Guibert in Kyoto, Nicolas de Crecy in Nagoya, etc.) to bring back an original creation.
The Japanese tell us about their district, the city where they live or where they originally come from (Kazuichi Hanawa's story being about the northern island of Hokkaido, Jiro Taniguchi's about the town of Tottori, etc.)
The result is often inspired and always surprising; Japan through new eyes.
Participating (in alphabetical order): Moyoko Anno, Aurelia Aurita, Frederic Boilet, Nicolas de Crecy, Etienne Davodeau, Little Fish, Emmanuel Guibert, Kazuichi Hanawa, Daisuke Igarashi, Taiyo Matsumoto, Fabrice Neaud, Benoit Peeters, David Prudhomme, Francois Schuiten, Joann Sfar, Kan Takahama, and Jiro Taniguchi.