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Court: Umezu's House Can Stay Candy-Cane-Striped

posted on 2009-01-29 07:31 EST

The Tokyo District Court has ruled that manga artist Kazuo Umezu does not have to change the candy-cane-like, red-and-white-stripe paint scheme on his Tokyo house. His neighbors had filed a lawsuit against Umezu and claimed that the house was ruining the landscape. The eye-catching home, which is evocative of Umezu's signature red-and-white coloring, has earned the nickname "Makoto-chan House" after one of Umezu's more famous works.

Source: The Mainichi Daily News, AltJapan


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