《Murabato Jumon Literature Memorial Award》 Looking for a national reading impressionist contest

Murahato Ju Literature Museum

Juvenile literary writer Juju Kubota (real name: Hikoho Kubota) was born in Takagi-mura, Shimoina-gun, Nagano Prefecture in 1868 and has lived his life in Kagoshima since graduating from Hosei University.

He is the first writer in Japan to pioneer the genre of full-fledged animal literature and has left behind many timeless masterpieces such as "One-eared Deer", "Maya's Life" and "Kagamijishi".

"Old grandfather and cancer" (produced in 1964) is still in the 5th grade elementary school textbook.


Including these, the Kubotato Juzo's animal literature depicts the nature of animal ecology very accurately, and emphasizes the importance of coexistence between animals and humans in nature.

Since I started to write this animal literature in Kajiki-cho for about 20 years, I opened it in 1990 as "the birthplace of Mura literature" and "the second hometown of Murahato Ju".


The 30th Mukuhato Jumon Memorial Hall Award National Reading Impressions Competition

Application requirements

    Qualification for application: Elementary and middle school students nationwide
    Task: Reading impressionistic sentence of "Murabato ten, task work"
    Deadline for application: Postmark effective on Wednesday, September 30, 2013
    Announcement of results: Posted on Aira City website on Friday, November 20, 2012
    Award Ceremony: Saturday, January 16, 3rd year of the year, Aira City Cultural Center “Kane Hall”

Application requirements (PDF)
Announcement of the winners of the 29th Mukuhato Jumon Memorial Hall Prize
▶For more information Aira City homepage Please refer to the.

We are waiting for many applications!