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Sensei no Kaban  
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Description
Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, “Sensei” in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him “Sensei” (“Teacher”). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship–traced by Kawakami’s gentle hints at the changing seasons–develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair.
As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time’s passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters’ keen loneliness.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
センセイの鞄
Der Himmel ist blau, die Erde ist weiß (german)
Gli anni dolci (italian)
Les années douces (french)
Los años dulces (spanish)
The Briefcase
The Teacher's Briefcase

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (10 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 17th 2016, 6:39pm PST


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Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Manga Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1023 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #1692 increased(+771)
3 Month Pos #3911 increased(+152)
6 Month Pos #4306 increased(+1198)

List Stats
On 22 reading lists
On 67 wish lists
On 11 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 36 custom lists

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Read the printed volume and loved it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
September 3rd, 2016, 4:25pm
This is available in English as a novel called "The Briefcase". It was a real find for me! Even though I like manga and light novels, I am an old man, and, let's face it, almost all the works in both these genres are aimed at young people, and don't have a lot to say to middle aged and old people.

In particular, manga and light novels tend to take place in a kind of "eternal present". The focus is totally on the today of the story, and the future is only present as hopes and dreams—rather misty things!

But here we have a love affair between a middle-aged woman and an old man. Than means, among many other things, that both parties know there is not much time left for them, or their love. The great virtue of this novel is that it gives the love a special character.

Not your cup of tea, young reader? Consider this: What you know you will not possess forever, you tend to value all the more.
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