Manga Artist

Began submitting to girls’ manga magazines as a junior high school student and made her debut in the Shueisha girls’ manga magazine Bouquet in her first year of senior high school. In 2012, she won the New Face Award in the Manga Division of the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival for Kori no te siberia yokuryuki (Frozen Hands: Tales of a Siberian Prison Camp Survivor), a manga based on her father’s experience in a Siberian internment camp. In 2015, she won the Grand Prize at the 44th Annual Japan Cartoonists Association Awards for Kori no te siberia yokuryuki and Atokata no machi (City of Traces), a manga based on her mother’s wartime experiences. In 2018, her manga Sanju Mariko (Mariko at 80) serialized in the Kodansha magazine BE LOVE won Best General Manga at the 42nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards.

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