Osamu Tezuka

Magazine Arts & Culture

Shaving Siddhartha

Osamu Tezuka, the “godfather of Japanese comics,” has created an expansive eight-volume graphic novel of the Buddha’s life, to be published over the course of the next year. The following scenes, from volume two, depict a quieter moment in an otherwise action-packed rendition of the life of the Buddha. Here, Siddhartha enters monkhood.

By Osamu Tezuka
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