Kazuyoshi Iino, winner of the 49th Shogakukan Children’s Publishing Culture Award and the 20th Japan Picture Book Award, carefully created the unique world of Japanese mythology. It is a set of 6 volumes.
In each volume, the gods are drawn as friendly characters, and the lines of each god are full of realism. This is the beginning of an epic mythological story that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
[Details of each title]
(1) Kokusei Izanagi Izanami
Long ago, two gods, Izanagi and Izanami, got married and used Amenonuboko to create the islands of Japan. The two gave birth to gods one after another, but when Izanami gave birth to the god of fire, Izanami was burned in the fire and left for the underworld.
(2) Ama no Iwato Amaterasu
Amaterasu, the god of the sun, was appalled at the violent behavior of her wild brother Susanoo and shut her up in the Ama no Iwato. The gods, troubled by the world being shrouded in darkness, devised a plan to pull Amaterasu out of the cave.
(3) Susanoo Susanoo
who was driven out of the heavenly world for his violent behavior, meets a crying family tormented by the eight-headed serpent. Hearing that a beautiful girl named Kushinada will be offered to Orochi, he decides to get rid of Orochi.
(4) Inaba no Usagi Oonamuchi
The sly rabbit will anger the shark and tear off its skin. When I was trembling with pain, a kind-hearted god called Onamuchi helped me. However, Onamuchi’s life is targeted by his rough brothers…
(5) Susanoo and Onamuchi
Onamuchi visited Susanoo, the ruler of the land of the dead, and fell in love with Susanoo’s daughter, Suserihime, at first sight. Susanoo puts Onamuchi to sleep in a room with snakes, sets a field on fire, and makes him take a centipede off his head.
- Release Date:
- March, 2023
- PIE International
Born in 1947 in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Received the 11th Red Tori Sashi-e Award for the “Little Princess Suzuna” series (Kaiseisha). Received the 49th Shogakukan Children’s Publishing Culture Award for “Negibozu no Asataro no 1: Her Toge no Machibuse” (Fukuinkan Shoten). Received the 20th Japan Picture Book Award for “Mizukumi ni” (Komine Shoten).