Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Hidamari Nursery School, Adult Class

SAKAI Eri [Japan]

© Sakai Eri 2016

An omnibus of stories about the “adults” surrounding a peaceful, ordinary nursery school. They suffer and struggle over various issues and eventually arrive at answers. They include the “working mother whose relationship with husband declined after childbirth,” “new stay-at-home mom who gave up on balancing work and childcare,” and “male nursery teacher who is unable to come out of the closet.” These are authentic stories of modern-day families.

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