From the book Ony One Me, by poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, illustrated by Shintaro Miwa (Balloon-sha editions).
This one and the other two books illustrated by Miwa explore a child’s emotion observing Alzheimer disease, a taboo topic for Japanese children’s books. Thus the crude images below.
Shintaro Tanikawa is a well known poet in Japan. Now in his 70’s, he wrote the original Astro-boy lyrics and co-wrote the screenplay for Kon Ichikawa’s film “Tokyo Olympiad”. He also translated “Peanuts” into Japanese.
Infos and Via: Sam Smith