Yumiko Kawahara (川原 由美子 Kawahara Yumiko?, born 20 February 1960 in Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. She made her professional debut in 1978 with Kotchi muite Marie!! in the weekly Shōjo Comic, for which she won a Shogakukan New Artist Award. In 1986, she received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Zenryaku: Milk House (前略・ミルクハウス?). She is best known in the United States as the author of Dolls, which was licensed by Viz Media.
- "小学館漫画賞：歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
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