The site Kodomo no kuni shows part of the images of this Japanese picture book magazine during the first decade after its inauguration in 1922. Looking through the vast collection of illustrations, you will notice the influence of Bauhaus’ works in the style. The colours, the power of images, the presence of technological developments, all this make the images very contemporary, as Johnny said.
The images in Kodomo no kuni depicting the children in the latest fashions reflected a mingling of reality with dreams and aspirations. This is definitely a must see site for illustration’s fans. One last suggestion, if you speak Japanese, or understand just a bit, don’t miss the Children’s songs.
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