Sawako Midorikawa enters later in the story. She is the landlady for the apartment that Yuta lives in. She intends to have him evicted for breaking the terms of his release, but in reality wants to protect the girls because she doesn't think a single college student would be able to raise them properly. She lives with her mother, who actually owns the properties, and works for her in dealing with the tenants. Sawako's mother grows fond of Hina. Sawako only appears in the anime and side story manga Takanashi no Hidamari.