Originally published as a column series on the monthly fashion magazine GINZA (Magazinehouse). Azarashi no hito (The Seal Man) shows the author’s talent is always finding humour among ordinary people’s slightly extra-ordinary behaviour, which could be regarded as just weird otherwise. These people include a random stranger who lends hands at a nearby bicycle shop although he was never asked to do so, someone who likes to be logical in everything or an office worker who suddenly “disappears” from zoom call just like Ninja. They are often considered awkward or difficult or not smart enough to adapt to new working styles. But the author wonders, don’t they also play important roles in our everyday lives if you just try to look at them from a different perspective? And he introduces his views. The drawing of the seal on the cover is by the author.
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