Nobita’s stay-at-home mother. She can be very strict, is usually seen scolding Nobita or sending him out of the house (a typical Japanese household punishment used by parents, unlike grounding which is a Western punishment). She actually loves her son very much, but is disappointed by his lazy attitude and academic failures. Several episodes involve Nobita trying to avoid his mother’s scolding by using Doraemon’s gadgets. Her maiden name is revealed to be ‘Kataoka’. She has a tendency of stopping Nobita from going out to play and force him to study. However, on cold weather days, she almost always urges Nobita to go out and play. In a couple of episodes, Nobita sees her in the past. She is proved to be braver than Nobita but as clumsy as him.