A friend showed me the copy of a translation of Konbini, with this cover:
The whole Mt Fuji/riceball/sakura carrot(?) etc just screams “This book is Japanese” at me, and the pink/可愛いness means “it involves a Japanese woman” (Look, that’s her there on the plate!)
In contrast, I’m guessing that most of us have a version which looks something like this:
I found this image disconcerting to begin with, and wondered how it was going to relate to the story.
So now I’ve finished the story, I am still wondering what it means.
Does it represent the Konbini? Society? What is it actually trying to convey?
Feel free to enlighten me, or at least share some random thoughts on the matter.