Passed Away Saturday At Age 69
Kodoku no Gourmet, passed away on Saturday. He was 69. His family is planning a private funeral service.
Taniguchi was born in Tottori City in western Japan in 1947. After working at a Western clothing wholesaler in Kyoto, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his aspirations of becoming a manga creator. At the age of 24, he made his debut with the manga Kareta Heya, and developed his signature style of fine line art and shading without ink. He published many works for grown-up readers, depicting the everyday lives of ordinary people.
The Times of Botchan, Taniguchi and writer Natsuo Sekikawa's fictionalized account of real-life Botchan author Soseki Natsume, earned the...