Youko Itoigawa (糸魚川 養子 Itoigawa Yōko) is the minor character of Hyouka. She is a librarian at the Kamiyama High School. Before marriage her surname was Kooriyama (郡山).

Appearance

Personality

Plot

In the 1960s she was the President of the Classics Club when she was a second-year student at Kamiyama High School. Now she works as librarian at the same school.

Relationships

Family

Husband

Youko's husband is briefly shown in a semi-flashback on her age.

Daughter

Youko's daughter is briefly shown during the aforementioned flashback.

Etymology

  • The name Youko means "Nourishment" (養) (you) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Youko's surname Itoigawa means "yarn" (糸) (ito), "fish" (魚) (i) and "river, stream" (川) (kawa/gawa).
    • Her maiden name Kooriyama means "county" (郡) (kori) and "mountain, hill" (山) (yama).
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