Next month, I'll be going back to Japan for the first time since I moved to Berlin---3 years ago. I'm so out of touch with Japanese news and pop culture and politics and trends when I'm abroad that I always feel super-disoriented when I go back...kind of like a bear just coming out of hibernation. I'm already excited about all the reverse-culture-shock comics I'll be able to draw!
Don't know Rip van Winkle? It's basically about a man who falls asleep and wakes up decades into the future. There's also a similar (but even trippier) Japanese fairy tale called Urashima Taro. Anyone know any other variations?