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Tintin is a famous comics series created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé (Georges Rémi). In most of the 24 albums, the story takes place in a foreign country where the Belgian reporter Tintin and his dog Snowy (Milou in French) solve mysteries and live incredible adventures (Tintin in Congo, Tintin in America, Tintin in Tibet...)
Unfortunately for the Japan lovers, Hergé had never imagined any story taking place in Japan. I was really frustrated about it for a long time so during my travel in Japan I decided to draw Tintin in some situations in Japan, using some photos from my trip.
Tintin and Captain Haddock in Otaru
Otaru is a small city of Hokkaido, famous for its canal. The drawing stages Tintin and his friend, Captain Haddock, on a boat, arriving at Otaru by the canal.
"No doubt my friend, we just arrived in Otaru Canal"
Tintin and Milou in the Shinkansen
The Shinkansen is the famous "bullet train" of Japan. It's one the most convenient transportation to travel in Japan from one region to another. The drawing stages Tintin and Milou ready to board the Shinkansen from Hakodate (Hokkaido island) to the north of Tohoku (Honshu main island).
"Let's go Milou, Tohoku is waiting for us!"
Tintin and Milou in Hirosaki
Hirosaki is a city of the north of Tohoku. The drawing stages Tintin and Milou having a walk in Hirosaki Park. Hirosaki park is famous for its castle. In winter, the red color of the bridges is stunning.