Avoiding looking like my mother may be something like spending every day putting some muscle and making funny faces.

Eiko Tabusa



The cartoonist, who has suffered from mother's excessive interference since childhood, has also resisted the equation that "pink flower pattern is good for her because she's a girl." However, one day, she realized that she pressed her daughter in the same way as her mother, and she was puzzled. From her cartoon, "I don't want be a mother like mom, though." The  structure of distorted modern society is drawn over the breathtaking description of the mother-daughter relationship.


"April 13  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"