©Haruka Kawachi/Koike Shoin

13th Manga Division Jury Selections

Kawachi Haruka Jidai Tanpenshu Chiruhi

Story manga [Japan]



In the title piece, Chiruhi, Orin is a prostitute who works on a boat near the seashore. She falls in love with a young hairdresser, who is one of her customers, even though she knows it is an impossible love. This collection consists of six historical short stories which tragicomically depict people trying to do their best in the city of Edo throughout the seasons.