Tuesday 10 November 2009

Kodomo no kuni

illustrated by Onchi Koshiro
words by Kitahara Hakushu
Coming To Get You
"Kodomo no kuni" 1928.4

illustrated by Koga Harue
Early Summer Scene
"Kodomo no kuni" 1932.6

illustrated by Hatsuyama Shigeru
Elephant and a Child
"Kodomo no kuni" 1931.6

illustrated by Kawakami Shiro
The Lives of Bears
"Kodomo no kuni" 1930.2

More wonderful illustrations from the amazing Japanese children's magazine Kodomo No Kuni. Enjoy!


  1. Arigato! Hmm - is that Japanese for thank you? It's Japanese for something! Xie Xie then, Chinese for thank you - LOVELY colours!

  2. Wow, how I love these, especially the first image!

  3. Those illustrations are so beautiful, but I'm reeling from you previous post with those incredible hats and mittens. So much talent everywhere

  4. Yeah, more Japanese illutration! These are fantastic!

  5. These are just divine! Love them :) K

  6. This one speaks to me....I can't get enough.


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