Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Yoi sobo to mago no hanashi (Story of Good Grandmother and Good Granddaughter)

KATOH Kata [Japan]

© KATOH Kata, Denno Mavo LLC, 2014

This story about Shoko, a high school student, and her grandmother, was first released in pixiv and has been revised for publication. Every day Shoko flushes the bento her grandmother makes for her down the toilet and eats pastries with her friends. Discovering this one day, her grandmother begins buying pastries for her. Shoko gradually begins noticing signs of dementia in her grandmother. This manga not only highlights the problems facing an aging society, but also depicts the difficulty and value in confronting family. 

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