Lockdown Cartoon #6: Mum
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #6: Mum

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Since lockdown started, I’ve been surrounded by my children all the time. It’s hard work. But it’s not all bad. I can see my children develop day by day even…

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Lockdown Cartoon #5: Decluttering?
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #5: Decluttering?

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I’m a hoarder. Perhaps it is the nature of the artist. I keep things incase they become useful in the future. And this is the time!To record what it’s like…

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Lockdown Cartoon #4: Birthday 2
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #4: Birthday 2

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Will coronavirus lockdown strengthen the family bond? Or not? To record what it’s like to be in the lockdown home with young children, I'm documenting my everyday family life with…

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Lockdown Cartoon #3: Birthday 1
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #3: Birthday 1

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The children are with me at home all the time. This is probably a once in life opportunity. To record what it’s like to be in the lockdown home with…

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Lockdown Cartoon #2: Timetable
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #2: Timetable

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Since the school was closed in the UK due to the Coronavirus situation, I've been struggling to motivate my 7-year-old to study at home. I've quickly realised he needs some routine.…

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Lockdown Cartoon #1
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #1

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It's been three weeks since the UK was locked down, but it's not all bad.The children are with me at home all the time. This is probably a once in…

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Reunion with my Year 1 teacher
Noriko Matsubara at Hachinohe Book Center, August 2019

Reunion with my Year 1 teacher

Last August, I was giving a talk at Hachinohe Book Center in Japan, promoting my newly published book.When it was time for Q&A, an elderly lady stood up from the…

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