Granny is a kind elderly woman, who cares for every one of her neighbors. Mei is hard to deal with, because she is stubborn. Still Granny tries to please her. She even bring Mei to Satsuki's School House.
Granny has grey hair, black eyes, and wears a white shirt, a periwinkle robe, and a white hat.
In the film Granny is first seen when she helps the Kusakabe family settle into their new house. She is also at the rice fields when they go to visit their mother in the hospital. When Mei and Satsuki get a telegram saying their mother is ill, she tries to console them, with no real effect. After Mei runs away, Granny helps look for her with the other villagers.