This is a Japanese folk tale.
There was this sparrow who once made mischief, then got kicked out of a house.
An old man who was trying to find the sparrow finally reached “Sparrow’s Inn”. Then he was given a gift but…
The story tells us the importance of gentle heart toward animals. And the very famous scene of choosing a big gift box or a small one tells us the importance of humble heart.
The lively illustration is created by Nidai.