One Manga Artist's Quest For The Best Work Desk

[Image: yoshikadu2010]
[Image: yoshikadu2010]
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I think he’s found it. Finally.

Yoshikadu Hamada has come up with a clever way to have both a comfortable sitting and a comfortable standing desk. It’s so simple, yet so brilliant.

You might remember seeing this before from Kotaku’s story on Japanese artists’ workspaces. Here are more photos of his set up:

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Hamada switched over to a standing desk in February 2015.

Prior to that, he was working inside a little room he created with roll-down shades to mark off his workspace and, hopefully, help him concentrate more:

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Here’s a look inside:

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He seems to be the DIY type, and since he made the standing desk switch, he’s been creating an array of workspace solutions to varying degrees of success:

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These are interesting, but I think his current solution is best.

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Why is everyone’s desk always slanted? I hate drawing like that. Is it just easier on your wrists during a long session or something?