"Tokiwa-so Monogatari" Part 1

If you like manga, this is probably the most famous apartment name. Even if you are not familiar with manga, you may have heard this name once. Since Tezuka-sensei worked in this apartment, the editor introduced this place every time manga artists' eggs moved from the countryside to Tokyo, so the place where young manga artists came to live. The fact that there are still many manga artists living around the Seibu Ikebukuro Line, such as in Nerima Ward, is probably due to the influence of Tokiwa-so.
There are many literatures on Tokiwa-so, and there are many works by Ishimori himself that spell out the era of Tokiwa-so. From the point of view of me nearby, for the author, it's like a memorable album or a cherished toy box, packed with the most emotional, most memorable and painful and fun things like mountains. I think it was time. After you have a household, you will have fun at work, work, work, and of course, but 90% of your life has the impression that you are spending time at work, so if you can call it "Youth" If I had time, I thought it could be a few years at Tokiwa-so.
Of course, there were people who loved to draw manga, but perhaps everyone there wasn't sure if they could continue working as a manga artist for a lifetime.

It may have been more like a part-time job than a job. I guess the word "neat" has a bad word, but if adults looked at it at the time, it would have been invisible to such young people as they are today.
Nowadays, there are tens of thousands of young people who belong to the stage of small theaters and troupes while working part-time as an actor in Tokyo, but even if there are various aspirations, Don't feel like you are trying to do as much as you want. There were friends, there was play, helping each other, competing, discussing manga, it was painful and fun, everything was dazzling and sparkling because of youth It was a day of youth think.
I also have experience, but as I ask myself whether it was such a dense and irreplaceable day,
The more you touch the literature of the Tokiwa-so era, the more enviable it is.

Shotaro Ishinomori I saw