17-year-old run-away Yui and 8-year-old Hiyori, who lost her family and her voice, have no place to go when they run into Kiwa, a strange old lady. She offers them a place to stay, in a slightly banged-up old house overlooking the sea, a Mayoiga. Despite joining Kiwa on a whim, the two girls find comfort in Mayoiga, a legendary house, said to look after lost travelers, and the warm hospitality of Kiwa. Both girls’ damaged hearts begin to heal little by little.
Until one day, a variety of strange beings which Kiwa calls “Fushigitto” begin popping up around the house...
©Sachiko Kashiwaba,KODANSHA/2021 The House of the Lost on the Cape Committee.