NO.11 DECEMBER 2001
8TH INTERNATIONAL BROTHERS GRIMM AWARD TO BE PRESENTED TO DR. JEAN PERROT
CONCERNING THE FUTURE OF IICLO
Early in June of this year an article with the headline 'Due to Osaka Prefecture's Financial Difficulties, the Closure of IICLO is Under Review' appeared in newspapers, eliciting in response a barrage of petitions to the Governor of Osaka from related organizations and foundations for the continuance of this institute. Arriving overseas, this news motivated many letters calling for the continuation of the institute, its maintenance, and expansion, to be sent to the Governor and the Board of Education, especially from those groups, institutions and researchers closely related to IICLO.
At present the organization of the institute is being structured by an outside group of interested professionals from various fields, with a hard look being taken at the projected image of the Institute in 10 years time. The results of this study are expected to be implemented from February, 2002.
Among those petitioning the Osaka prefectual government on be half of the Institute were;
Sandra Beckett, Ruth Bottigheimer, Theodor Bruggemann, Klaus Doderer, Hans-Heino Ewers, Zohreh Ghaeni, Ying Ji, Winfred Kaminski, Anita Kanna, Helen Kilpatrick, Ritta Kuivasmaki, Porn Anong Niyomka, Ram Kumar Panday, Sookkyung Park, Jean Perrot, Kimberley Reynolds, Bunsei Rin, Barbara Scharioth, Margarita Slavova, Rosmarie Tschirky, Kestutis Urba, Jack Zipes
MAJOUR EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER, 2000〜AUGUST, 2001
At the Institute:
EXHIBITIONS AT THE INSTITUTE
VISITORS FROM ABROAD
April 15, 2001
Three Korean researchers here to take part in the Japan-Korea Children's Literature Seminar held in Kobe visited the Institute at the invitation of Mr. Nakamura Osamu, researcher of Korean children's literature. The group, members of the Korea-Japan Children's Literature Study Group, were fluent in Japanese and asked many questions, for example about what Japanese children's books are popular now as they toured the institute's facilities. In the archives they were also very interested in the many examples of foreign children's books, or Japanese children's books which have been imported to Korea via Japan. After the tour each member enthusiastically perused material in their particular field of interest in the reading room.
May 29, 2001
A six-member group of writers, editors, illustrators, and translators from the China-Japan Art in Children's Literature Shanghai Center, visited the institute at the invitation of Naka Yumiko, translator of Chinese children's literature. After observing the Children's Room, Reading room, and the archives they had many questions about how the Institute is used, and about Japanese children's culture. This was followed by a discussion on the publication of children's books in China.
July 3, 2001
Tumenjargal Zagd'n, Mongolian writer and Chairman of the Mongol Children's Literature League, visited the Institute at the invitation of the Japan Foundation. After touring the Institute's facilities he spoke with IICLO Director Nakagawa Masafumi, and described the present state of children's books in Mongolia.
ACTIVITIES OF THE FELLOWS 1999―2000
These are activities of the fellows who came to the Institute to participate in “The Foreign Researchers Fellowship Program”.
URBA, KESTUTIS, Lithuania, Section B
Ａ：Oct. '00 - Dec. '00. Ｂ： Vilnuis University. Ｃ：Fantasy in Children's Literature Ｄ： to be included in "Fellowship Program Researchers' Report 2001 Ｅ：1. Took part in storytelling sessions at IICLO's Children's Reading Room 2. Gave a lecture on "A Message from the Baltic Sea - Lithuanian Children's Books" at IICLO.
CHONF RU-FONG, Taiwan, Section A
Ａ：Apr. '01 - Mar. '02. Ｃ：The Possibilities for the Spirit of Fairytales in Modern Children's. Ｄ： Presently doing research.
Guest Researchers from September 2001 - August 2002
Sandra Beckett (Canada) Section B
PUBLICATIONS BY IICLO
"IICLO Bulletin vol.16"
"Fellowship Program Researchers' Report 2000"
A LIST OF RESEARCH AND REVIEWS RELATED TO CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN 2000
Children's Literature: General
Hasegawa, Ushio HAS CHILDREN'S WAR LITERATURE TOLD THE TRUTH? Nashinoki-sha. 204p. \2,200 4-8166-0005-1 The concept of the genre of 'Children's War Literature' appeared in the field of Japanese children's literature in the mid-1960's. This is a collection of critical essays by the author who has long been involved in the study of the problems of this topic.
CHILDEN'S WAR LITERATURE
Honda, Hideaki/Katsura, Yuko Ed. FUN-TO-READ BRITISH AND AMERICAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. Minerva Shobo. 286p. \2,800 4-623-03156-X A guidebook introducing 120 representative works of British and American children's literature from the 19th century to the present.
BRITISH AND AMERICAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE/GUIDE BOOK
Ishii, Naoto/Miyakawa, Takeo ed. A STUDY OF ZUKKOKE SANNIN-GUMI -II, A STUDY OF NASU MASAMOTO. Popurasha. 292p. \1,600 4-591-06257-0 A research on the author of the long-time bestseller ZUKKOKE SANNIN-GUMI, (The Slip-shod Three) which set a record of 180 million copies sold, which includes criticisms of the series, discussions by readers, interviews with the author, a book guide and so on.
ZUKKOKE SANNIN-GUMI/NASU MASAMOTO
「ズッコケ三人組の大研究 ２ 那須正幹研究読本」
Kami, Shoichiro BUNKA GAKUIN'S HISTORICAL RECORDS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. Shakai Shisosha. 352p. \4,000 4-390-60435-X The contributions of scholars of literature and scholars of children's literature who were connected with Bunka Gakuin presented historically.
BUNKA GAKUIN/HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Kojima, Toshiaki (A Revised Edition) THE LITTLE PRINCE FOR ADULTS. Kindai Bungeisha. 199p. \1,800 4-7733-6729-6 A critical study of THE LITTLE PRINCE by a poet, focusing on an interpretation of the poetic figures of speech in the text in French
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Matsumoto，Yuko THE UNKNOWN 'ANN OF GREEN GABLES'. Shueisha. 268p. \1,700 4-08-774468-X A report on ANN OF GREEN GABLES and Montgomery, by the author who has recently published a new translation of ANN OF GREEN GABLES.
ANN OF GREEN GABLES
Saneto, Akira/Nakajima, Nobuko/Hasegawa, Tomoko THE EXCITING THREE-MAN TALKATHON. WHAT'S SO DIFFICULT! CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. Amushobo. 165p. \1500 4-7592-3746-8 A three-man discussion of the course of Japanese children's literature from the prosperous days of the 60's to the present from the standpoint of authors and illustrators.
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AFTER THE WAR
Ende, Michael/Tamura, Toshio IN THE MARGINS OF THE TALE: ENDE'S LAST WORDS. Iwanami Shoten. 281p. \2,000 4-00-025288-7 Interviews with Ende about his books and philosophy of writing conducted by his translator, Tamura, up until just before his death.
Goto，Kazuhiko TOM SAWYER AT THE END OF HIS WONDERING. Shohakusha. 418p. \3,000 4-88198-933-2 A study, which considers the dual personality of the man, Samuel Clemens and his identity, associated with his pen name, Mark Twain, analyzing the boyhood relationship of the author and his father as the cause of the split.
Hashimoto, Takashi THE BROTHERS GRIMM AND THEIR TIMES. Parolesha. 383p. \2,700 4-89419-222-5 This is a chronological critical biography of the career of the brothers Grimm and their wide-ranging research.
Hosaka, Shigemasa EDITING NIMI NANKICHI. Alicekan. 189p. \1,600 4-7520-0158-6 Research materials that include references to such topics as problems in editing Nankichi's works, and the process of realization collections of his works, by the editor who was involved in publishing the two important collections of the works of Nimi Nankichi.
Kadoya, Mitsuaki DEMONS AND DEER AND MIYAZAWA KENJI. Shueisha. 254p. \700 40-08-720038-8 A book interpreting the world of Miyazawa Kenji's works from a folkloric viewpoint, considering the conventions and so on passed on in his native Iwate Prefecture.
Kajiwara，Yuki THE MONTGOMERY WHO DIDN'T WANT TO WRITE 'ANN OF GREEN GABLES'. Aoyama Shuppansha. 253p. \1,700 4-900845-94-9 A commentary that investigates the settings or backgrounds of Montgomery's works and her career.
Katsuo, Kinya IWAYA SAZANAMI'S PATH TO BECOMING A WRITER OF FAIRYTALES. Keio Gijuku Daigaku Suppankai. 259p. \3,500 4-7664-0832-2 A scholarly study which sheds light on the creation, development and influence of the works of a pioneer of Iwaya Sazanami, modern Japanese children's literature, by examining his diaries.
Mita，Hideaki TAKEHISA YUMEJI. Critical Biography. Geijutsu Shinbunsha. 349p. \3,800 4-87586-245-8 A critical biography of artist Takehisa Yumeji who also illustrated children's books, it bases its descriptions on an close analysis of materials related to the artist.
Taniguchi, Yasuhiko A BIOGRAPHY OF MORITA SHIKEN. Sanyo Shinnbunsha. 279p. \1,500 4-88197-682-6 A biography of translator Morita Shiken who distinguished himself by his introduction of translations in the Meiji period of such authors as Jules Verne or Victor Hugo.
Picture Books / Illustrations
Fujimoto, Tomomi. THE WORLD OF FAIRY TALES AND FAIRY TALE PICTURE BOOKS. Nihon Editor School. 274p. \1,900 4-88888-304-1 A record of lectures on fairy tale picture book illustrations based on an analysis of fairy tale style and narrative structure.
FAIRY TALE PICTURE BOOK
Gomi,Taro CONTINUING TO READ PICTURE BOOKS. Heibonsha. 207p. \850 4-582-76353-7 Picture book author, Gomi Taro and the editor choose picture books and discuss their attraction.
Kanai, Mieko THE FINGERS THAT TURN THE PAGES. Kawade Shobo Shinsha. 155p. \2,000 4-309-01375-9 Essays by the fiction author, who loves picture books, introducing 45 picture books from her own unique point of view.
Kumon Children's Research Institute CHILDREN OF THE EDO PERIOD AS SEEN IN UKIYOE. Shogakkan. 231p. \2,800 4-09-681321-4 A study, which introduces 700 ukiyoe to examine how children are depicted, and from this explore children's culture.
Sasaki, Hiroko THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PICTURE BOOKS. Shinyosha. 263p. \2,900 4-7885-0714-5 A study of picture books which is the greatly revised and amended version of the doctoral dissertation: 'The Psychology of the structure of Picture Books Based on an Analysis of Picture Book Motifs'. A CD-ROM database of picture books is include
STUDY OF PICTURE BOOKS
Poems / Nursery Rhymes / Doyo
Hatajima, Kikuo A STUDY OF YODA JUNICHI. Little Gulliver. 307p. \1,600 4-947683-36-8 A chronological discussion of the career of Yoda Junichi, disciple of Hakushu and a pioneer of modern poetry for young people, with special emphasis on his activities during and after the war.
YODA JUNICHI/POETRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Iemori, Chojiro THE EARLY DAYS OF MIKI ROFU. Izumi Shoin. 289p. \4,000 4-7576-0008-9 A collection of papers commenting on doyo poet Miki Rofu's life during his childhood and youth, and on his works.
Shi to shiron kenkyukai/ed. KANEKO MISUZU: POETRY AND TRUTH. Bensei Shuppan. 320p. \2,500 4-585-05045-0
A collection of essays about the doyo of doyo poetess Kaneko Misuzu who died prematurely at an early age.
Takizawa, Noriko A STUDY OF MODERN WRITERS OF CHILDREN'S POEMS. Kanrin Shobo. 734p. \2,400 4-87737-090-0 Research on modern Japanese doyo authors who were active in such journals as 'Red Bird', 'The Boat of Gold /The Golden Star' and so on, led by Kitahara Hakushu and Saijo Yaso.
DOYO/HITAHARA HAKUSHU/SAJO YASO
Folktales / Fairytales
Kawai, Hayao THE WISDOM OF 'TALES'. Asahi Shinbunsha. 241p. \1,300 4-02-257507-7 A collection of essays by a clinical psychologist which considers various questions from a comparative point of view looking at 'tales' from Japan and abroad, examining the wisdom passed on in tales while discussing the association of ideas found in their motifs and so on.
Kawato, Michiaki,etc.ed. THE JOURNAL OF GRIMM FAIRYTALE TRANSLATIONS IN JAPAN. Nada Shuppan Centre. 254p. \3,500 4-931522-07-6 A collection of research papers on Grimm translations in journals since their introduction to Japan in Meiji 19 (l886) through 1999, and problems of their reception in Japan.
GRIMM'S FAIRY TALES
Matsutani, Miyoko MODERN FOLKTALES; I'M A STORYTELLER, AND YOU'RE A STORYTELLER, TOO. Chuo Koron Shinsha. 229p. \700 4-12-101550-9 The author, who uses Japanese folktales as materials in her own works as well as doing research on folktales, gives a general view of how the world of folktales is being passed on in modern storytelling.
Nomura, Jyunichi The New Birth of Momotaro. Yoshikawa Kobunkan. 229p. \1,700 4-642-05485-5 A comparative study of modern versions and variations popular around the country of the representative Japanese folktale, Momotaro.
Jingu, Teruo/Supervised THIS IS THE KIND OF BOOK I REALLY WANTED TO READ! Harashobo 240p. \1,800 4-562-03276-6 An introduction to 57 examples of twentieth century children's literature from abroad by a journalist who grew up on children's books.
Jingu, Teruo/Uehara, Rika THIS IS WHY I CAN'T HELP READING. Hara Shobo. 237p. \1,800 4-562-03355-X A reader's guide that introduces the charm of a rich variety of choices of materials from literature for young children to young adults, from fairy tales to fiction.
Kubo， Satoru/Seikatsu Club Consumer's Co-operative Union BOOKS TO GIVE TO CHILDREN. (The Second Collection) Misuzushobo 152p. \1,600 4-622-04513-3 A collection of essays about children's books by professionals from areas outside the field of children's literature.
Kubota，Satoru/Seikatsu Club Consumer's Co-operative Union BOOKS TO GIVE TO CHILDREN . Misuzu Shobo. 152p. \1,600 4-622-04512-5 A collection of essays about children's books written by authors active in a variety of fields.
Matsui,Tadashi CHILDREN'S BOOKS: WORDS AND LIFE. Nihon Kiristokyo Shuppan-kyoku. 256p. \1,700 4-8184-0377-6 A book in which the author, who is a long-time an editor of children's books, and a Christian introduces books from a Christian viewpoint.
Ohno, Akira Tezuka Osamu: 'transformation' and 'freak' . Kanrin Shobo. 187p. \2,000 4-87737-107-9 A critical examination of the manga of Tezuka using the keywords 'transformation' and 'the freak'.
Hatakeyama，Choko and Matsuyama，Masako THE STRUCTURING STORIES FOR TV BROADCAST. Sekai Shisosha. 179p. \1,800 4-7907-0826-8 An analysis of the way in which programs of T.V. animation as ASTRO BOY, DORAEMON, and POCKET MONSTERS are structured.
Honda, Masuko THE 100-YEAR EPOCH OF CHILDREN. Froebel-kan. 277p. \2,000 4-577-81145-6 This volume is a general outline of the changes that have taken place in the way in which children are viewed, and in relationships between children and adults in the 100 years since Ellen Kaye's The Century of the Child.
CONCEPT OF CHILDHOOD/20TH CENTURY/CHILDREN'S CULTURE
Kato, Osamu CHEAP CANDY STORES, READING MATERIALS, AND THE MODERN AGE OF CHILDREN. Seikyusha. 219p. \1,600 4-7872-3174-X A look at the history of Dagashiya (cheap candy stores) and the 'children's territory' that children were forced into in the 'The Century of the Child'.
CHEAP CANDY STORE/CHILDREN'S CULTURE
Yamamoto, Taketoshi CARDBOARD PICTURE SHOWS. Yoshikawa Kobunkan. 169p. \1,700 4-642-05503-7 A compact history of the role of card boad picture shows as media in 1920's and 1930's.
Day, David /Niho, Masako TOLKIEN:THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA Harashobo. 387p. \1,800 4-562-03356-8
THE LORD OF THE RINGS/TOLKIEN/FANTASY
Farjeon, Eleanor A NURSERY IN THE NINETIES. Nishimura shoten. 645p. \2,800 4-89013-582-0
Vallieres, Nathalie de SAINT-EXUPERY L'ARNHANGE ET L'ECRIVAIN Sogensha. 158p. \1,400 4-422-21149-8
IN APPRECIATION OF BOOK DONATIONS
Since April 2000 we have continued to receive donations from many people and organizations. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and also to request your continuing support.
ANDERSON WILLIAM (U.S.A.)
ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS FOR CHILDREN (INDIA)
BANDICOOT BOOKS/ MARION ISHAM (AUSTRALIA)
BIBLIOTECA INTERNAZIONALE PER RAGAZZI "E DE AMICIS" (ITALY)
BOOKTRUST BOOK HOUSE (U.K.)
THE CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL OF IRAN (IRAN)
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF INDIA (INDIA)
THE DANISH INFORMATION CENTRE (DENMARK)
INSTITUT FUR JUGENDBUCHFORSCHUNG J. W. GOETHE UNIVERSITATE (GERMANY)
INTERNATIONALE JUGENDBIBLIOTHEK MUNCHEN (GERMANY）
MARTORELLA CRISTIANO (ITALY)
MUSEO PAMBATA FOUNDATION, INC. (FINLAND)
OSAKA INTERNATIONAL CLUB, NEPAL CHAPTER (JAPAN)
SCHNEIDER WOLFGANG (GERMANY)
SCHWEIZERISCHES JUGENDBUCH-INSTITUT （SWITZERLAND）
SUOMEN NUORISOKIRJALLISUUDEN INSTITUUTTI (FINLAND)
THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS （SWEDEN）
TOIN DUIJX. FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES (NETHERLAND)
UNITA SACHIDANAND (JAPAN)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN (NETHERLAND)
UNIVERSITE DE ROUEN (FRANCE)
UNIVERSITAS MASARYKIANA BRUNENSIS
URBA KESTUTIS (LITHUANIA)
YASREBI CHISTA (IRAN)
ELISA MARIA BOLAND (ARZENTIN)
JOHN FOSTER (AUSTRALIA)
ANA LUCIA BRANDAO (BRAZIL)
REGINA KEIKO OBATA FERREIRA AMARO (BRAZIL)
MARCELA ALEJANDRA VALDES RODRIGUEZ (CHILLIE)
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New Year Holiday Season(Dec.28th-Jan.4th)
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