A picture book by Ryoji Arai, a popular Japanese picture book writer, depicting the joy of living.
A small mountain village, a lively city where many people and cars come and go, and a land full of colorful plants. At each location, the children who are welcoming the morning open windows at the beginning of a new day.
The casual daily life of waking up and opening the window in the morning and the natural scenery that spreads out of the window. However, it is a book that gently reminds us that there is a joy of living and a certain hope in the repetition of everyday life.
Sankei Children’s Book Culture Award / Grand Prize (2012)
MOE Picture Book Shop Grand Prize 1st place (2012)
- Release Date:
- December, 2011
Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1956. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art, Department of Art.
1986 Selected for “4th The Choice” sponsored by Genkosha. In 1990, announced “MELODY” and started making picture books. In 1991, “Yukkuri and Jojoni” was exhibited as a representative of Japan at the “Keats Award”, which is the worldwide newcomer award for picture books. It is said to be a picture book writer representing the 90’s. In 2005, she received the Swedish Children’s and Children’s Literature Award “The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award”.