Ohana Matsumae (松前 緒花 Matsumae Ohana?) is the main protagonist of the series, energetic, and mostly optimistic 16 years old girl. She is a high school student and she worked as a waitress at Kissuiso.


She was sent to live at her grandmother's inn, Kissuiso, in the country-side when her mother suddenly eloped with her boyfriend to avoid debt. At her grandmother's request, she works at the inn as compensation for her residency there. Before moving, she is confessed to by her only best friend, Kouichi Tanemura. Before she could answer to his confession, Kouichi ran off, never meeting each other thereafter. Ohana now feels awkward whenever she thinks about him. She met up with him in the city some time after, but after she realized her feelings, she was given the reply "see ya", which could mean that she may not meet Kouichi anymore, to her disappointment. However, as time progresses, Kouichi clears the misunderstanding by stating that he did not reject Ohana during a meeting with her mother. Ohana later is finding out about what causes their relationship to be restored.

Ohana has many ideals, and also a strong sense of justice to support them, which often clash with the ideals of the people working at the inn, especially her own grandmother. She has a great desire to help others, but most of her efforts are not appreciated as she does acts on her own. Later on though, others are able to see how true her heart is. As a result of her mother's poor parenting, she made herself become independent at a young age and grew up with the mentality of relying on herself only. She can do housework by herself and also cook well because of this. Since she started working at Kissuisō, she has realized that she must now rely on others also to get through life's difficulties. She, together with her friends Minko, Nako and Yuina, are in the same high school. Minko and Yuina are in the same class as her, but Nako is in a seperate class.

Appellations Edit

Character What they call her What she calls them
Nako Oshimizu Ohana-chan Nako-chi
Minko Tsurugi Hobiron (balut) Min-chi (initially Minko-san)
Yuina Wakura Ohana-chan Yuina-san
Sui Shijima Ohana Okami-san (initially Obaa-chan)
Tomoe Wajima Ohana Tomoe-san
Kouichi Tanemura Ohana Kou-chan


  • Ohana's nose is very sensitive, making it bleed easily.
  • She gets drunk easily, as seen when she gets drunk even on soda. Her mother says that this is due to the power of suggestion.
  • She likes drinking Cola and Black Tea in a 50-50 ratio, as she likes the taste of Cola but the fizzing hurts her mouth.
  • Because of her honest and forward personality, some of the phrases she says can be accidentally taken in the wrong way.
  • Ohana was named by her father Ayato Matsumae. The "hana" part of her name means "flower" in Japanese. However, her name in full comes from the Hawaiian word for "family".