18th Manga Division Jury Selections
Hana ni somu (Dyed with a Flower)
KURAMOCHI Fusako [Japan]
A spin-off of Eki kara go fun (Shueisha, 2007-) by the same author, this is a love story about Japanese archery. The heart of Kano, daughter of a tatami maker who lives next door to a shrine, is struck by the figure of Haruto, the priest’s son, when she sees him perform yabusame. Deciding to start archery, she draws a bow with Haruto every day at an archery club at school. But one day, a fi re breaks out in the treasure house of Hiiragi Shrine.