Born on January 23 in Yamaguchi.
Blood type is "O".
Won a Grand-prix of Afternoon Four seasons award in
1988, then began a serial comic "MUSHISHI" in Afternoon's
seasonal extra number as her debut.
Serialized the award winning "MUSHISHI" in Monthly
Afternoon on alternate months.
[ Comment ] I am very pleased to receive
such a fine award. I would like to thank and share
the delight with (title unknown) Miyazaki, the editor-in-charge
who has worked with me on this story for a long
time, the editorial staff of Afternoon who tolerates
my being a slow writer, and my friends, who always
help me. Thank you very much.
[ 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,