Fu-chan no sori
Toshiko Kanzaw, Shunsaku Umeda
The fantasy world of well-known Japanese children’s author Toshiko Kanazawa meets the beautiful illustrations of Shunsaku Umeda in this charming capitalization on the kamishibai format. Fu-chan takes off on a sleighing adventure and is protected by a mother bear, emblematic of reverence toward nature. Fu-chan then returns home safely. A child’s will to action and eagerness for growth invite the sense of kyokan.