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Japanese Title "NAZO NO DOKUOYA " English Title "Enigma of Poison Parents "
Hard cover Publishing Agent Shinchosha 2015
Do you think your parents are strange or curious or even weird ?
This will be a perfect gift for you. This is the story of the mystery of the parents actually present. They scold the children for no reason. They will ignore the child's will.
So We call them Pison Perents.
This is is based on the real experience of the author. We find lurking deep mystery there. This is life consultation novel. Whether respondents would put out the mystery of the answer?


Japanese Title "Seikei Bijo" English Title "Artificial beauty"
Compact book Publishing Agent Kobunsha bunko 2015
This is a logical experimental novel.
Theme is ambiguous judgment on human beauty. If as you do cosmetic surgery, do you understand the criteria of beauty that you are looking for?
Recently you see everywhere similar face to the world. And that face is like a doll that has been shaped by the criteria of vague and irresponsible beauty.
Each cosmetic surgery of two heroins based on completely different the criteria of beauty.
The fact that standards of beauty is different It means that different two of outlook on life at all.
The name of the character is based on the Old Testament of the Cain and Abel story.
It was launched from Shincho paperback in 1999. Publisher has changed in Kobunsha paperback in 2015.


Japanese Title "Buchou to IKEBUKURO" English Title "Division manager and IKEBUKURO"
Compact book Publishing Agent Kobunsha bunko 2015
A subject of first part of this short story collection is emotion and memories of journey. Second part is composed of parody and irony.
We can enjoy two different feeling in one book.And also enjoy a charm of Kaoruko Himeno.


Japanese Title "Okane no aruhitono koi to furan" English Title "Rich people's love and perversion"
Compact book Publishing Agent Tokuma bunko 2014
This book retitled "Corset" which published from Shincho-bunko Sep.2006.

The end of first episode became the beginning of second episode,and the end of second episode became the beginnings of third episode, the end of third episod became the beginnings of fourth episode returned to the beginning of first episode again. A masterpiece of the new style with a form such as a rondo. Those words are chosen carefully to draw them, draw a view of life of celebrities.


Japanese Title "Kinjo no inu" English Title "Dogs in the vicinity"
Hard cover Publishing Agent Gentosha 2014
This is a novel about dogs (also includes two cat) near of Himeno.
Winner of Naoki Literary Award 'Dogs at the Showa era' needed high literacy to understand it.
'Dogs in the vicinity' first novel after Naoki award winning is a work you can read easily and happily.
The story spelt by a humorous touch will touch the nicety of a delicate mind at. time.


Japanese Title "Showa no inu" English Title "Perspective kid : Dog at Showa era"
Hard cover Publishing Agent Gentosha 2013
150's NAOKI PRIZE-WINING NOVEL

Himeno is trying to unique approach in this novel.It's a technique of drawing a story in perspective way.

There were a lot of things that can not be understood by children. But it can be understood to be as an adult in many cases.
Himeno took an approach whitch call "Perspective way" to express both.
You can't view something when you are too close but it might be seen clearly from a distance.

This is masterpiece praised in Naoki Prize selection committee.


Japanese Title "Kekkon wa jinsei no hakaba ka?" English Title "Happy Married Life In A Graveyard"
Compact book Publishing Agent Shueishabunko 2010
Masato Kobayakawa.
He works for the major publishing company, and the annual income is 10 million yen or more.
A lovely wife is a famous school graduate, and she is knitting race in wonderful white painted house.
Two daughters also go to same school which wife's graduate, and they are good at ballet and flute.
The marriage life seemed to be wonderful and to be ideal. But However,He might have made a mistake though he should have married with a lot of blessing.


Japanese Title "Real Cinderella" English Title "Real Cinderella "
Hard cover Publishing Agent Koubunsha Published 2010
---Mary was an only child---
Angel Clare / Art Garfunkel
(Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood and Jorge Milchberg)

Mary was an only child,
Nobody held her, nobody smiled.
She was born in a trailer, wretched and poor,
And she shone like a gem in a five and dime store.

Mary had no friends at all,
Just famous faces pinned to the wall.
All of them watched her, none of them saw
That she shone like a gem in a five and dime store.

And if you watch the stars at night,
And find them shining equally bright,
You might have seen Jesus and not have known what you saw.
Who would notice a gem in a five and dime store?


You will find a gem in this story.


Japanese Title "Mou watashi no kotoha wakaranainodakeredo" English Title "Though she cannot recognize me any longer "
Hard cover Publishing Agent Nikkei BP Published 2009

Mother, father, husband, wife, and child cc. This is a novel about normal family and normal person who lived somewhere in Japan. Himeno copied there mutter which suddenly leaked in daily life. It is a poetry of love presented to you who might have been cry alone.


Japanese Title "Suppin Wa Jiken Ka?" English Title "Is that Incident to be without make-up?"
Hard cover Publishing Agent Chikumashobo Published 2008

This is the essay which is serialized on the net "Web chikuma".
Loose common sense which prevails in the world will be striked by Himeno's logical iron hammer.


Japanese Title "Jyunan" English Title "The Passion"
Hard cover Published 2008
Korean version


Japanese Title "HARUKA Eighty" English Title "So Happy Life In Case Of HARUKA"
Compact book Publishing Agent BUNNGEISHUNJYU 2008
There are a lot of things that have not changed after the long tract of years. This is a story of female "HARUKA" . She was born in Shiga Prefecture in 1920, before 1/4th century of World War II. 80 years, she lived ordinary. It is a story of life how a usual woman lived usually. Something will be discovered in her ordinary life. They may call it a happiness. This is a first attempt in author based on actual person's true story.
It was nominated for the 134th Naoki Prize which is an authoritative literary prize of Japan.


---Japanese Book News Number 48---

Ono Haruka, who was born Mochimaru Haruka in Saga Prefecture and turned 80 in 2002, was the original moga, or "modern girl" of Japan in the 1930s. This novel, which was nominated for the Naoki Prize,tells the story of half of her life, from her youth up through her middle-age years.

After attending normal school, Haruka became an elementary school teacher and entered an arranged marriage at the age of 20. After the end of World War II, she gave birth in her parents' home in Saga, and moved to live in Osaka. Her husband founded a business, but because she was worried about the future, she took a job working at a kindergarten. Her husband's business did not go well, and there were signs he was having an affair. Once women fell in love with Haruka's husband, they came to her to beg for money.

Nevertheless, Haruka believed that life was something to be enjoyed. She was always searching for ways to have fun and was fun to be around. Even after turning 80, people still referred to her affectionately with the diminutive "Haruka-chan" with men 50 years younger than her shortening that still more to "Ruka-chan." Her father named her after the Meiji era (1868-1912) literary giant Tsubouchi Shoyo, taking the character for "yo" which can also be read as "haruka". For Haruka, the dark time of war, the chaos of its aftermath, and the hurly-burly of the ensuing period of rapid economic growth were all enjoyable. Her pleasure comes to life through the author's faithful depictions of the surroundings, manners, relationships, and values of the times.


Japanese Title "momo mouhitotuno tsu-i-ra-ku" English Title "Peach TSU-I-RA-KU another stories"
Compact book Publishing Agent KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.2007
How did six people looked and feel about that event which got up in a choumei city. Six stories that were composed carefully with love and dedicated to a time which spread in each.

Prof.Seiichi Washida (next president of Osaka University) recommended.

Available at "The New York Public Library" and "the City of Sydney Library"


Japanese Title "Ah,Seisai" English Title "Oh my lawful wife"
Hard cover Publishing Agent SHUEISHA 2007
My wife graduated the mission school.
So they call her "OJYOSAMA". It means like a little princes. My daughters go to the mission school which my wife graduated.They say that it is splendid marriage.

But-----However, the family's realities were surprised.
Do you thing it's only a bad joke to be laughed.
If there is something that you sympathize with this family's life even a little------.
You may say or sigh "Oh my lawful wife".



Japanese Title "TU.I.RA.KU" English Title "A Fall"
Compact book Publishing Agent KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.2007
Junko Morimoto, 14 years old girl.
She met him in the local small town.
Two persons only merely met.
It was ordinary encounter until the small incident of a rainy day occurred.

This is an immoral novel.
This is also a scandalous novel.
This is a novel which raises a problem.
This may be a hard core novel.
However, this is also a pure and noble-minded love story.

This work was nominated for the 130th Naoki Prize which is an authoritative literary prize of Japan.


BUSU NO KUSENI SAISHUUKETTEIBAN "Although you are ugly!" Final Issue
Compact Book SHUEISHA BUNKO 2007
"Although you are ugly!" of the Shincho company version passed out of print at 2005. This is a new version which is completely rewrites the content published from Shueishabunko. It becomes more logical and so I call it "Face watching column".

"Inside beauty" is a word we often heard. But it's a kind of fiction. When HIMENO consider about "Beautiful face" single-mindedly,logically,the truth will appear.


CORSET LA CORSET
Hard cover SHINCHOUSHA 2006
This is an elegant and sensual novel written about a hierarchy.

The end of first episode became the beginning of second episode,and the end of second episode became the beginnings of third episode, the end of third episod became the beginnings of fourth episode returned to the beginning of first episode again. A masterpiece of the new style with a form such as a rondo. Those words are chosen carefully to draw them, draw a view of life of celebrities.

Available at "The New York Public Library"

HARUKA EIGHTY So Happy Life In Case Of HARUKA
Hard cover BUNNGEISHUNJYU 2005
There are a lot of things that have not changed after the long tract of years. This is a story of female "HARUKA" . She was born in Shiga Prefecture in 1920, before 1/4th century of World War II. 80 years, she lived ordinary. It is a story of life how a usual woman lived usually. Something will be discovered in her ordinary life. They may call it a happiness. This is a first attempt in author based on actual person's true story.
It was nominated for the 134th Naoki Prize which is an authoritative literary prize of Japan.


Japanese Title "Momo" English Title "Peach"
Hard Covered Book Publishing Agent KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO.,LTD.2005
We have done it lustfully.
Love,which is not permitted.
Purity or Immorality?
Everyone turned there eyes away with jealousy, and everyone were hurt.
Fragile memory lurks in your mind.
Although it is painful,you will be healed with these six storys.

Himeno's story "peach" becomes the movie.
Film Director / Tetsuo Shinohara
Starring / Kyoko Hasegawa
It is due to be exhibited May 2005.