Heiwa no chikai
Keiko Inaniwa, Churyo Sato
This kamishibai first came out in 1952, the year after Genbaku no ko (Children of Hiroshima, published by Iwanami Shoten), and is based on that collection of testimonials by children who suffered due to the atomic bomb. Sculptor Churyo Sato’s illustrations convey the brutality of the A-bombs and the agony they caused, as well as a steadfast determination to uphold peace. This kamishibai was brought back into print in 2005, 60 years after World War II, as a kind of memorial.