The Japanese artist couple Chie and Rei Ito create quiet fairytales with Japanese Washi paper that they hand-made from recycled paper.
They don't advocate any specific morals or lessons in their storytelling; instead, they let the readers decide what to take away from those otherwise rather simple stories.
They believe that stories which are actually complex, multifaceted and engaging often seem to be very simple.
In the picture book collection Quiet Friends, they will tell us three such stories.
Moi and Pi are friends. They don't talk much, but they seem to always be together.
Poppy is a Lost Foal
Poppy, a cheerful foal, loves running and doesn't bother stopping
Poppy, now a lost foal, still keeps running.
Yar's Little Big Adventure
Yar really wanted to know what was glimmering in the sky.
So it set out on a little big adventure.