Chichi no Koyomi
A Journal of My Father
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Chichi no Koyomi

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Synonyms: My Father's Journal
Japanese: 父の暦
English: A Journal of My Father
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 9, 1994 to Sep 24, 1994
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Taniguchi, Jiro (Story & Art)


Score: 8.051 (scored by 18871,887 users)
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Ranked: #6642
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Popularity: #3337
Members: 6,250
Favorites: 104


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A family is devastated by the Great Tottori Fire of 1952, but the family comes to terms with the disaster and breaks free from the bonds holding them back.

(Source: Otakuworks)


Chichi no Koyomi was published in English as A Journal of My Father by Ponent Mon/Fanfare on March 16, 2021.


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Feb 3, 2023
The story of a man who has been in conflict with his father for a long time and who at the latter's funeral begins to remember his figure and begins to have regrets, the story takes place both in the present and in the past, in the town of Tottori, the author's birthplace, this comic is a way for him to apologize for his long absence. In the comics, the father's story is a story like many in the post-war period, with the occupation of the Americans, the job of a barber, the building of a family, with the big problem of a fire, the ...
Apr 24, 2022
A really solid work by Taniguchi, which should be no surprise.

JOURNAL OF MY FATHER uses a funeral as the setting for a man's exploration of his father's memory. It's a conventional premise, but Taniguchi uses it to good effect. Yoichi and his family are depicted with as much rawness as a Japanese funeral allows, and for the most part the stiffness of the proceedings contributes to the overall work. Yoichi is essentially estranged from his family, and a funeral can't mend those fences.

The most successful parts of the manga come near the end when Yoichi really comes to terms with what his estrangement ...
Jan 28, 2016
I have no experience writing, and I do not even know English (so I’ll have to use the Google translator), but in this case I feel compelled to review this title, who do not have English translation is quite unknown in the page (at least compared to other works of Taniguchi as "Haruka na Machi e"). With that clarified, let's start.
The story it’s about Yoichi, an ordinary man who lives in Tokyo with his wife, who one day receives the news that his father, who did not visit since ten years, has died. For him his father was always a virtual unknown, with which he ...

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