Taro Yashima

The umbrella is the last component of the ghastly ritual.

Every time you can see her face, pretty much all you can see is these solid black eyes, with a little bit of eyelash at the edge. Like this girl has been possessed by demons. I just do not care for the art style of this artist, and the story uses far too many words to tell this completely trivial story.


Umbrellas can only be used on rainy days. Or, umbrellas are awesome.

Japan's version of the fairy realm.

The framing device for the story basically lampshades the fact that the story has a weird ending, which is even weirder.


Don't forget about those who you love. The kids explicitly point out the moral in the book.