“THERMAE ROMAE” is a much talked-about manga (graphic novel) series in Japan. An architect in ancient Rome, who is a specialist in baths, travels through time to a “sento”（a Japanese pubic bath）, in modern-day Japan, and applies the styles of the baths and ideas that he observes to ancient Roman baths.
The author Mari Yamazaki’s husband (who is Italian) being a researcher, there are many historical elements, but this is a work of fiction. There have been numerous history mangas in Japan, but this is the first which deals with ancient Rome. With a mixing of a familiar theme of baths, and the ancient Roman way of life, this is a very interesting read.
Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae Wins Manga Taisho Award(ANIME NEWS NETWORK)
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