Tokiwa-sō - the sacred ground of Japanese manga

In 1953, Osamu Tezuka moved into Tokiwa-sō apartment in Toshima ward, Tokyo. Because Tezuka had already succeeded as hottest manga artist, nameless young manga artists also had moved into Tokiwa-sō to follow Tezuka. Tezuka advised them to watch many movies for making works.

Although Tezuka moved out Tokiwa-sō after about one year, young manga artists improved themselves through friendly rivalry. Residents included Fujiko F. Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto), Fujiko Fujio A(Motoo Abiko), Shotaro Ishinomori, Fujio Akatsuka and so on. After that they had led Japanese manga industry. Tokiwa-sō was certainly the sacred ground of Japanese manga. But unfortunately, Tokiwa-sō was demolished because of aging in 1982.

See also
*List of Japanese subculture

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