- Wear, Delese
- Date of entry: Jul-28-1997
- Last revised: Jan-08-2007
This is the wonderfully strange story of Mikage Sakurai, a young woman who has just lost her grandmother, her last living relative, and serendipitously finds a new "family" when Yuichi Tanabe and his mother Eriko invite her to live with them. The story weaves around Mikage's growing sense of safety and attachment to this unusual family; Yuichi's own coming of age issues as a young man; and Eriko's unconventional life as a nightclub owner . . . and the fact that she was formerly Yuichi's father.
Translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus. First published in 1988, Kitchen is now in its 57th printing in Japan.