Miyako Maki

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Miyako Maki (牧 美也子, Maki Miyako, born July 29, 1935 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) is a former Japanese manga artist. She made her professional debut in 1957 with Haha Koi Warutsu (母恋いワルツ). In 1961 she married the well-known manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. After their marriage, they started collaborating on shōjo manga mixing photography and painting techniques.[1] She is the creator of Licca-chan, a popular Japanese doll manufactured by Takara since 1967. She received the 1989 Shogakukan Manga Award (General category) for Genji Monogatari,[2] a manga version of Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji.


  1. ^ Toku 2015, p. 169.
  2. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2009-02-12.


  • Toku, Masami, ed. (2015). "Profile and Interview with Miyako Maki". International Perspectives on Shojo and Shojo Manga : The Influence of Girl Culture. Routledge. pp. 168–174. ISBN 978-1-31761-075-5.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)