Research & Works
Windows on Manga
Manga, or Japanese comics, reflect the daily lives of the people. For Windowology, they are valuable materials for understanding the relationship between people and windows. One Windowology project extracted every scene with a window, and classified the activities depicted in them, from three Japanese manga series that were popular throughout Japan after WWII. Shown here are 8 window-related episodes from Japan’s most famous yon-koma manga (four-cell comic strip), Sazae-san. The series revolves around a multi-generational household in Tokyo. It appeared in newspapers from 1946 to 1974, and it contains many scenes that induce nostalgia among Japanese people today.