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
this little book is the umpteenth reason why I have to deeply rethink my western-driven vision of illustration (and maybe of the world)
these japanese guys have always been way ahead of us
I have a question. What is the full title of the book and the name of the publishing house? Is there any possibility to buy it? I can’t find any place to buy it online, but it seems that it should have some Japanese – English edition.
fosco lucarelli says
You could try and acquire it from here: http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%9C%AC-%E4%B8%89%E8%BC%AA%E6%BB%8B/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A465392%2Cp_27%3A%E4%B8%89%E8%BC%AA%E6%BB%8B
but we don’t know much more respect of what’s written in the post, sorry.