さくらの谷(絵本)

富安陽子 文/松成真理子 絵 text: Tomiyasu, Yoko | illus. Matsunari, Mariko

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『さくらの谷』(Sakura no tani)

春の気配が感じられる山道で、男がそこだけ満開の桜の谷に出会う。楽しそうな歌声に誘われて谷を降りていくと、色とりどりの鬼たちがお花見をしていて、その輪に誘われる。ごちそうの匂いに気がつき、見ると子どもの頃の運動会に母が作ってくれたお弁当にそっくり。鬼たちとかくれんぼして男は鬼になり、目を開けて鬼たちを探すと、彼らの姿は消え、木々の間から亡くなった両親や祖母の姿が浮かんでくる。人知れず咲く満開の桜に彼岸で遊ぶ祖先の霊を幻視し、舞い散る桜の花びらに重ねた幻想的な描写は秀逸だ。(野上)

出版社 偕成社
初版年 2020年
ISBN 9784033330006
ページ数 32頁
サイズ 26×22
対象年齢 7歳から
キーワード 桜 鬼 祖先 かんれんぼ

Walking along a mountain path in early spring, a man stumbles upon a valley where the cherry trees are already in full bloom. The sound of voices raised in song draws him down into the valley. There a band of colorful ogres invite him to join their blossom-viewing party. Their picnic lunch smells familiar, and the man notes with surprise that it looks just like the ones his mother used to make. The ogres and the man launch into a game of hide-and-seek, but when the man is “it”, he opens his eyes to find that the ogres have disappeared. Instead, among the trees, he sees his parents and grandmother, who have all passed away. The dreamlike images set against a backdrop of falling petals and the hint of loneliness within the spectacular settings are eloquently rendered. (Nogami)

  • text: Tomiyasu, Yoko | illus. Matsunari, Mariko
  • Kaiseisha
  • 2020
  • 32 pages
  • 26×22
  • ISBN 9784033330006
  • Age 7 +

Cherry trees, Ogres, Ancestors, Hide-and-seek


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