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A Picture book of
Haiku for Children (vol.1)
Compiled by Keisuke Nishimoto
Illustrated by Kouzou Shimizu

"Himawari(Sunflower) Series" age:4-5
21.3 X 26.3 cm 28pages
First printed in February 1998

A haiku is the shortest poem not only in Japan but also in the world. It often compared with a sonnet. The format of a haiku is 5-7-5 syllables. Haikus generally deal with nature and sometimes have a heavy influence from Zen Buddhism.
This book has 15 masterpieces arranged by seasons. All of them are famous and traditional, composed by Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyojo and so on. With emotional illustration, even young children can appreciate them sufficiently.

Rights sold:

a-e | f-j | k-o | p-t | u-z

a-e | f-j | k-o | p-t | u-z

2-3 | 3-4 | 4-5 | other
  A present from the tree

Emiko Ohashi
Illustrated by
 Yaeko Takami

A family of squirrels lives in a tree. When it didn't rain at all, they suffered from lack of water. What did the tree do for them? A story which tells the importance of life.


Where are you?

Jiro Morohara

A boy and animals play hide and seek.Wow! There are many abbits...... Can you find a real one?
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