March 29, 2015 – “Osamu Tezuka on war and peace” (Yomiuri)

Tezuka (1928-1989) experienced a large-scale air raid in Osaka when he was working at a factory as a member of the students labor corps and was running about to escape dropping firebombs. On the night of Aug. 15, 1945, after the war was declared over earlier that day, he saw the illumination of a chandelier at a department store in Osaka, and was overcome by joy of surviving the war. That experience always encouraged him to draw manga, he wrote in his memoir “Boku no Manga Jinsei” (My manga life).”