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Taketori Monogatari

This picture scroll is the Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter), which has been called the oldest story in Japan. From November 1 to 30, the International Library of Children's Literature is holding an exhibition entitled "A History of Japanese Picture Books―From picture scrolls to contemporary picture books." other website This exhibition features picture scrolls like Taketori Monogatari, which are considered by some to be the origin of Japanese picture books, as well as contemporary picture books.