Daisuké Igarashi was born in Saitama in 1969. He began his career in 1993 in Afternoon monthtly with a series of short stories that were later collected as 'Hanashippanashi - Patati patata' in 2004. Igarashi tells innovative fantasy stories inspired by folklore and nature, combined with surrealism. He spent 6 years living in the woody prefecture of Iwate in the north of Japan, an experience he chronicled in his 2005 book 'Little Forest'. It was followed by other works, like 'Witches' and 'Saru', and the serial 'Children of the Sea', that runs in the progressive manga anthology Ikki. Most of his works have won prizes, and were also published in Europe.