TOKYO SHARE STORY
ART: RIEKO TADA, STORY: MOTOKO TAKAHASHI
Marriage, families, babies… is that the only way?
SYNOPSIS:Haruka Toyama – 38 years old, scriptwriter, and recently single. After breaking up with the man who should have been her “last love”, her romantic future seems bleak. One day, she sees a special TV report about sharehouses, and decides to start one of her own, for “40-ish” women. She wants somebody to share not only happiness and sadness, but also the “future” with. Together with 4 other single, “40-ish” women, all full of personality, she begins her new communal lifestyle. Sometimes they clash, and sometimes they help each other. This is the story of a new bond between 5 women – all of them single.
From the Editor:LGBT, marriage phobia, solo weddings… In modern times, there are many ways to live your life, and the 5 slightly eccentric women gathered in this story are perfect examples of that!
They’ve remained single for various reasons, and haven’t created a family of their own.
Instead, they’ve made this share house their “final abode”, and everyday they have great fun together! In modern society, there’s so much pressure to conform. Please admire, and cheer these 5 women, who are brave enough to carve out their own paths in life!