Ginko silver child is the younger of the Echigoya sisters. She attends the same elementary school as Asu and is also a class representative but considerably less popular since her personality is more domineering than Asu039s. Ginko has troubles understanding her older sister. She feels that she is a constant disappointment to her older sister and that Kinko must dislike her. Eventually the troubled Ginko manages to understand her sister a little better and patch their relationship somewhat thanks to advice from Asu and her covert observations of the Yamada sisters039 homelife through a telescope. At one time the sisters kept a pet alligator named John in their garden who had been visited with the indignity of a bow ribbon.