Welcom to EHON-YA Your Digital Picture Book Store is one touch away!

WHAT is Ehon-ya?

Ehon-ya is a portable, easily accessible, bilingual(English and Japanese) digital library of children’s picture books.


HOW is Ehon-ya formatted?

Beautifully illustrated by well-known Japanese artists, Ehon-ya’s picture book illustrations reflect a variety of artistic styles and mediums including oils, watercolor, cut paper art, pastels and computer graphics.

Unlike traditional books, using the iPad or iPhone Ehon-ya Apps, children can experience a new generation of art appreciation. As they read, children touch the screens, zoom in and out, and “stretch” the pages for close-up views of characters that interest them.


HOW are Ehon-ya stories

Ehon-ya’s first-of-their-kind bilingual picture books have both English and Japanese texts. In addition, imaginative child-friendly voiceover storytellers have narrated all of the stories in both languages.

Bilingual is simply amazing! One touch for English! One touch for Japanese!

WHAT kinds of picture
books are included?

Literary classics, folktales, and fairytales from all over the world as well as stories from Aesop,The Brothers Grimm, Andersen and Japanese folklore are included.


WHY Ehon-ya?

Ehon-ya’s primary mission is to honor children’s literature by providing digital picture books that leave lasting impressions in everyone’s hearts and minds. Ehon-ya believes in the power of books and their ability to stimulate, inspire and educate. Books play a crucial role in children’s development and their appreciation of fine literature.


WHO can enjoy Ehon-ya?

Parents can share quality-reading time with their children while introducing them to a library of children’s stories from all over the world!

Children can enjoy being read to, or find their own quiet time to read and listen by themselves!

Students studying English, Japanese or children’s literature, can enrich their cultural perspectives and brush up on their second language skills!

Educators and Cultural Connoissers can use these stories for classroom reading periods, cross-cultural and comparative literature studies or for their own reading and listening enjoyment!

Librarians can share these stories in reading and listening circles and help children experience a rich global heritage of differing cultural traditions, ideas, and values.