Girl Wearing a Brown Hat

Chihiro Iwasakifirst half of 1970s - first half of 1970s

Chihiro Art Museum

Chihiro Art Museum
Tokyo, Japan

A girl dressed up in her finest clothes sits primly, looking straight ahead with her hands in her lap. This illustration is well known in Japan as the cover of the book Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window, the memoir of Japanese television personality and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, which highlights her school life while attending Tomoe Gakuen, a unique elementary school in Tokyo.
Totto-chan was originally published as a series of magazine articles over a two-year period beginning in 1979. During that time, Kuroyanagi visited the Chihiro Art Museum every month to choose from among Chihiro’s illustrations those that matched the episodes she wrote about. Selling more than 7.6 million copies, it became Japan’s best-selling book after World War II. Today, available in translation in some 35 countries, it is loved by people from all over the world.


  • Title: Girl Wearing a Brown Hat
  • Creator: Chihiro Iwasaki
  • Date: first half of 1970s - first half of 1970s
  • 画家名 (日本語): いわさきちひろ
  • 作品説明 (Japanese): よそゆきのお洒落をした少女が、きちんと手をひざに置き、前を見つめて座っています。トモエ学園での小学校生活を中心に、黒柳徹子の子ども時代がいきいきとつづられた『窓ぎわのトットちゃん』の表紙絵として親しまれている少女像です。 1979年から2年におよぶ雑誌連載期間中、黒柳徹子はちひろ美術館に毎月足を運び、遺されたちひろの絵からそれぞれのエピソードに合う作品を選びました。国内で760万部を超える戦後最大のベストセラーとなった『窓ぎわのトットちゃん』は、現在世界35か国で翻訳出版され、世界中の人々から愛されています。
  • 作品名 (日本語): 「こげ茶色の帽子の少女」
  • creator: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: w90 x h210 mm (complete)
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: Copyright © 2013 Chihiro Iwasaki Memorial Foundation. All rights reserved.

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