The tale Akamanma Toge is the story of a girl who stays with her grandparents in the countryside while her mother is in the hospital to give birth. In this illustration, the girl holding the bracken appears almost as if she were melting into the light green background of the spring field, which has suddenly started sprouting with life. With mixed feelings of uncertainty, hope and loneliness, the expression on the face that looks straight ahead conveys a sense of fortitude.


  • Title: Girl Holding a Bunch of Bracken
  • Creator: Chihiro Iwasaki
  • Date: 1972 - 1972
  • 画家名 (日本語): いわさきちひろ
  • 作品説明 (Japanese): あかまんまとうげ』は、お母さんが出産のために入院する間、田舎の祖父母のもとで暮らす少女の物語です。一斉に芽吹きだした春の野原の萌木色に溶け込むように、わらびを手にした少女が描かれています。小さな胸に不安や期待、寂しさなどさまざまな思いを秘めながら、まっすぐ前を見つめる表情には、けなげさが感じられます。
  • 作品名 (日本語): 「わらびを持つ少女」
  • creator: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w240 x h360 mm (complete)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Copyright © 2013 Chihiro Iwasaki Memorial Foundation. All rights reserved.

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