This is a Japanese folk tale.
There was this old couple who had been childless for long. One day they finally had a very small boy and they named him Inch-High Samurai.
When he grew as an adult, he started working in the capital city. He met a princess and then they set out for a shrine. On the way, a big ogre and the princess was struck…
The Inch-High Samurai takes advantage of his little body to get over many difficulties.
Warm but careful illustration is created by Yukiko Ogawa.