Finding my personal manga library to be extremely lacking, I went over to Amazon and ordered the first couple volumes of Mushishi. I had no idea what to expect and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.
Mushishi is a series of mostly chapter contained stories linked by Ginko (who is basically the awesome), a wandering Mushishi, or Mushi master, who travels from village to village studying the creatures known as Mushi and helping people with Mushi-related problems. There are many different types of Mushi, and they can live in eyes, ears, dreams, or take forms in nature (one appears as a swamp).
Each chapter has an ethereal feel to it made more so by the sketchy inking. The only peeve I had was that the drawing of hands and faces was clumsy at times. That said, Mushishi 1 was an enjoyable read that I’m happy to add to my collection.