Toshie Kihara

Kihara Toshie is a Japanese shoujo manga artist and member of the Year 24 Group. She made her professional debut in 1969 with Kotchi muite Mama in Bessatsu Margaret and has since written mainly historical manga. She is best known for her series Mari to Shingo published in Hana to Yume from 19791984 about a romance between two young men in the early Showa era. She received the 1985 Shogakukan Manga Award for shjo for Yume no Ishibumi a multivolume collection of short stories with shnenai themes. Source: Wikipedia