Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The family of the late painter will donate the royalties on his book “The Old Man’s Mitten”

The family of the late Russian painter, Evgenii Mikhailovich Rachev, known for his illustration of the children’s book called “The Old Man’s Mitten” offered to donate the royalties on its Japanese edition published by Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc. to those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake over the next year.
The story is about the mitten left behind in the woods that provides woodland creatures shelter from snowstorm and it is a folktale of Ukraine where the Chernobyl Disaster occurred. The story enjoys high popularity in Japan since it was translated into Japanese in 1965.
Asahi Shimbun, April 5, 2011
Translated by Mikiko Yamashita

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