Lockdown Cartoon #15: Dandelions
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #15: Dandelions

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“Naomi, stop it!"I heard Ichi’s voice from garden when I was doing the washing-up. I looked through the kitchen window to see what was going on outside. Naomi was hitting dandelions…

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Lockdown Cartoon #14: Time Tickets
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #14: Time Tickets

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During lockdown, my children spend more time on TV and games. I came across a Japanese article about how to limit children’s screen time. One of the methods the author…

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Lockdown Cartoon #13: Let’s Exchange!
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #13: Let’s Exchange!

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My 7-year-old son gets plenty schoolwork during lockdown. I sit next to him and do my work. The other day he looked at my work (I was drawing a picture…

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Lockdown Cartoon #12: Salad Boy & Meaty Girl
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #12: Salad Boy & Meaty Girl

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In modern Japanese, there are terms ‘herbivorous men’ and ‘carnivorous women.’ ‘Herbivorous men’ is a term for men who are gentle or introvert. ‘Carnivorous women’ is a term for women…

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Lockdown Cartoon #11: Lego
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #11: Lego

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During the lockdown, our house gets messier than normal. The kids leave toys everywhere. When I entered the living room, I stepped on a piece of Lego. Oh god, I…

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Lockdown Cartoon #10 Corona Beer
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #10 Corona Beer

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When I went to the supermarket, I saw boxes of Corona Beer piled up. I wondered if people avoid buying Corona Beer because of the COVID-19 coronavirus? If so, what…

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Lockdown Cartoon #9: Easter Bunny
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #9: Easter Bunny

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I usually go to the supermarket with my children. But during lock down, I go there alone while Steve stays at home with the children. A the supermarket, I found…

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Lockdown Cartoon #8: Happenings
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #8: Happenings

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Things that are hard to control. Children and animals. During our online Taekwondo sessions, unexpected things happen. For example, my three-year-old daughter decided to pull down her trousers so everybody…

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Lockdown Cartoon #7: Taekwondo
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #7: Taekwondo

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Has lockdown stopped us from taking Taekwondo classes? The answer is no! My son and I have been taking our Taekwondo classes online using Zoom. I feel so fortunate that…

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