Kariyushi no umi
Noriko Matsui／Kensuke Yokoi
As everyone utters the Okinawan blessing yugafu tabori (may happiness come to us), color and life are breathed into black and white illustrations, and the ocean becomes beautiful again. The surprise and excitement of this moment are expressed with stunning photography. The sliding in and out of sheets in response to heartfelt wishes make this kyokan the unique product of kamishibai.