Posts by Anne Lee

  • Sazae-san and the Grandmother of Manga

    Osamu Tezuka is often called “the Godfather of Manga.” But if there’s a Godfather of Manga, does that mean there’s a Godmother of Manga, too? There is, in fact! Her name is Machiko Hasegawa and she’s profoundly influenced animation and manga with her most popular work, The Wonderful World of Sazae-san.

  • What is Obscenity? Vagina kayaks, “pussy,” and the law

    What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good for Nothing Artist and her Pussy tells the story of vagina artist, Rokudenashiko, who was arrested in 2014 for “distributing obscene materials.” What were the obscene materials? Art made from the artist’s own vagina.