is the name of a manga trilogy by Osamu Tezuka. It was serialized in Big Comic, a manga magazine published by Shogakukan. It is licensed in North America by Vertical. It is also licensed in France by Delcourt/Akata and in Italy by Hazard Edizioni.
The story is about a post- World War II Japanese family, the Tenge, who have to cope with economic and family tensions while the country is under reconstruction.
is a common feminine Japanese given name. Ayako can be written using different kanji characters and can mean, e.g.:
- 文子, "writings, child"
- 綾子, "twill, child"
- 絢子, "kimono design, child"
- 彩子, "coloring, child"
- 順子, "order, child"
- 礼子, "courtesy, child"
- 亜矢子, "Asia, arrow, child"
- 安夜子, "peaceful, night, child"