Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Hidamari no ie (A house in the sun)

KURITA Riku [Japan]

© Kurita Riku (Akitashoten) 2017

The author passed away in July 2017, and this selection of works is focused on her own struggles with breast cancer. There are two stories in this book: the title story and the story that became her posthumous work. With the cancer 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 culmination of a fulfilled life as a manga artist, a mother, and a wife. 

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