© Kurita Riku (Akitashoten) 2017

21st Manga Division Jury Selections

Hidamari no ie ((A house in the sun))

Manga published in book form, in magazine

KURITA Riku [Japan]


The author passed away in July 2017, and this selection of works is focused on her own strug- gles with breast cancer. There are two stories in this book: the title story and the story that became her posthumous work. With the can- cer having spread throughout her body, she lost sight in her left eye, and as she could no longer live her normal life, she conveyed her love to her daughter and family, a writer’s cul- mination of a ful lled life as a manga artist, a mother, and a wife.