2018年10月12日

      
水はみどろの宮
福音館文庫『水はみどろの宮』(石牟礼道子 作/山福朱実 画)がミュンヘン国際児童図書館選定図書に選ばれたとの連絡がありました✨
お葉やおノンの姿をした少女の石牟礼さんが、世界の子どもたちのところに出現するなんて…素敵すぎて感無量!

フランクフルトブックフェア及びボローニャブックフェアなどで展示されるそうです。
石牟礼さん、おめでとうございます!

Japanese / Japan
Mizu wa midoro no miya (The mountain spirit and a girl)
Ishimure, Michiko (text) Yamafuku, Akemi (illus.)
Tōkyō: Fukuinkan Shoten, 2016. – 258 p.
(Series: Fukuinkan bunko; S-72)
ISBN 978-4-8340-8251-7
White Ravens issue: 2018
Reading age: 11+

Michiko Ishimure (1927-2018) was an author world-renowned for her powerful writings on the Minamata mercury poisoning, a catastrophic case of industrial pollution in Japan that began around the 1950s. Sharing the suffering of poison victims, who were ostracized by society, she voiced doubt regarding the value of a modern society which develops on the basis of people’s sacrifice and suffering. Most of her works were written for adults, but this novel has been newly illustrated and published for young readers. It is a story of mountain village people living in veneration of nature, which brings bountiful blessings but also disasters, such as flash floods and volcanic eruptions. Oyō, a village girl, sees the mountain spirit and, with her white fox companion, visits the bottom of a lake. The poetic and spell-binding text written in dialect invites readers into a world where the boundaries between real and fantastic, alive and dead, present and past, are not evident. The powerful illustrations made using wood-block prints help create a vivid image of a time when all lives were respected.

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