Amazing illustrations by Tatsuyuki Tanaka. I came across his work in a book called Cannabis Works. All I know about him is that he has worked in animation - notably Akira. There doesn’t seem to be much of his art out there besides Cannabis Works and even that seems to be out of print. I would love to see more of his work if anyone has any links.
In the west, especially in America, we teach our kids that they are unique as a snowflake and as special as a summer’s day. In some ways we are unique but mostly we are not. Young people feel alone when they feel uncertain about who they are and what they are going to do with their lives.