Chihiro Iwasaki is famous as an painter of picture books in Japan.
I’ll introduce her book, and her effort that how she tried to create new field in the picture books.
This pictures are parts of the picture book “Senka no naka no kodomotachi” (“Children in the war”)
In this book , she draw many children who live in the war. She published this book in the era of Vietnam-war. Actually, she experienced the tragedy of World War 2, and had opposed to the war, hated , angered. She really loved peace, children flower, beautiful and everything. So she expressed her feelings against the war through this book ,hoped that all people, especially all children could live in peace. I think she used book to show the tragedy of the war, and called everyone “Save children！” “Save peace”
Not only express her mind, she tried to make new kinds of picture book. She omitted almost all of words and told the story only few words and pictures. She aimed for making the picture books which are put emphasis on images.
I think that her expression and aim went well in this book, and created strong expression.
There are only few words ,but everyone be able to under stand everything.