Kornei Chukovskii, Jun’ichi Kobayashi, Eigoro Futamata
A work by Russian author Kornei Chukovskii is rendered in verse-like text by poet Jun’ichi Kobayashi. In order to produce kyokan through communication, which is uniquely possible in kamishibai, the text repeats language such as hora (look here!), konna fu ni (like this), ne (you see?), to striking effect. Eigoro Futamata’s simple and lovely illustrations combine with the beautiful text in this long-selling kamishibai.