7th Manga Division Excellence Award
Manga published in book form, in magazine
URUSHIBARA Yuki [Japan]
Reason for Award
This comic book depicts with fine feeling the world of good old Japan where nature was thriving everywhere. Rain and snow falling over a village located deep in the mountains, people and animals living quietly veiled with a drifting fog and morning haze, and strange insects half-hidden among them. The author’s accurate description and expression irresistibly engage readers into her unreal, fantastic world.