A picture book that everyone will have had at least once. Although the image of "for children" is strong in the world, is there a time when you want to read it back even after you grow up? The author loves Kimiko Aman's "Kitsune no Okiyakusama", and every time she returns to her parents' house, she cries when she reads it.
In such a case, you should definitely take a look at "Mucchi's Cafe", which is about a 3-minute walk from JR Koenji Station. At the picture book cafe for adults, you can enjoy a menu of picture book motifs while being surrounded by more than 400 picture books.
I went there after noon on weekdays, but there was only one customer in the store. It's more vacant than expected. When I asked the staff about photography, he said, "Please feel free to read as many picture books as you like." Books are lined up on the walls and shelves, making it look like a small library.
"The Cat That Lived A Million Times (Author: Yoko Sano)", "Usa-chan's One Piece (Author: Kayoko Nishimaki)", "The Rainbow Fish (Author: Marcus Pfister)", "Nenai Kodare" (Author: Marcus Pfister) From masterpieces such as "Keiko Sena", the horror-taste picture books "The Cat That Lived Alone", "The Loathsome Couple (Author: Edward Gorey)" and "The Gashlycrumbs" by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. : Same) ”,“ The Story of a Murderer Girl (Author: Nishioka Brothers and Sisters) ”, etc. The lineup is wide, including slightly dark picture books for adults.
When you turn the menu, you will find "Jisatsu Rabbit Parfait (600 yen plus tax)" on the dessert page! Sense to select "Suicide Rabbit Book" from among many picture books ... I like it!
"The Book of Bunny Suicide" is a picture book by British manga artist Andy Riley, which comically depicts "a rabbit trying to commit suicide in various ways ." Some people frown when they hear the title because of the content full of black humor, but it is also a picture book with so many fans that sequels such as "Again, Suicide Rabbit Book" and "Maybe the Last Suicide Rabbit Book" will appear. I also love this picture book.
The parfait is a dish that well expresses the world view of picture books, such as a rabbit-shaped cookie plunging into the sea of fresh cream from the head and being buried in chocolate ice cream. The strawberry jam with plenty of it is probably the image of blood. The green cereals packed in the bottom of the container also give a good pop feeling!
In addition, the drink "Gokuraku no Hana (500 yen plus tax)" with the motif of "Sobee Gokuraku Heku (Author: Yukihiko Tajima)" is also unique. Petals are scattered in the pineapple flavored juice, and the smooth-shaped glass is a little unstable. The world view of the picture book was reproduced throughout the drink.
It's good to take a leisurely visit and immerse yourself in a picture book, or to find your child and your favorite book. Why don't you enjoy a delicious reading experience at "Mucchi's Cafe" in Koenji?
■ Mucchi's Cafe Address: 3-2-17 Koenjikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo