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A Japanese salaryman decides to ditch everything and go to a remote island to produce salt. A rocker plays with local clubs at night while working as a garbage man by day. An award-winning manga author earns extra income by working at a retirement home to maintain his authorial integrity. On the weekend, a father goes to the nearby swimming pool with his disabled son. Eleven poetic views of ordinary, everyday life in contemporary Japan, far from geishas, robots, otaku, panty vending machines and other preconceived visions of the land of the rising sun. Eleven stories set mostly in the typical residential district of Suginami ward, west of Tokyo, around the Iogi train station, edited by acclaimed Czech comics author Vaclav Slajch and written by Czech-French poet Jean-Gaspard Palenicek.