Guardian of the Forest Bonolon

Seven Bank raises Bonolon

Since 2005, Seven Bank has sponsored Guardian of the Forest Bonolon, a magazine-type picture book produced by Tetsuo Hara that sparks communication and connection between parents and their children. As a company, we resonate with the book's mission of providing illustrated stories for reading aloud. We distribute free books at 7-Eleven stores across Japan every other month, making it easy for children, their parents and grandparents to obtain a copy. Seven Bank will continue supporting the magazine's production. We believe that Bonolon's gentleness and courage, and the heart-warming world he inhabits, provides nourishment that will fuel inner growth for future generations of children.

Picture book "Guardian of the Forest Bonolon"
to be read aloud

The phrase "picture book to be read aloud" is a Japanese
folk tale that conveys stories in an easy-to-understand manner.

This is a story that mothers and fathers can read while watching
the child's face and confirming his/her response.

“Guardian of the Forest Bonolon” was issued to foster communication
between children and their parents through reading to children the meaningful
content to help nurture their inquisitive minds.

Guardian of the Forest Bonolon is offered free of charge at Seven Bank headquarters and at 7-Eleven, Akachan Honpo, Denny's locations across Japan. It is released on the 15th of every even-numbered month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec). *Due to limited production volume, some stores run out early. Thank you for your understanding.

Contributions to SDGs

We contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) through the support, production and distribution of Guardian of the Forest Bonolon.

The World of Bonolon

Bonolon is the guardian of the forest of Tasmun, the spiritual dwelling of a giant tree. He is nine years old, a boy with a large build in an orange complexion.
Everybody trusts him because he has a strong sense of justice.
When human tears of sadness trickle down on the giant tree, it reaches the forest of Tasmun through its roots. Bonolon hears the reason of the tears from the giant tree and decides to appear before the human being, trying to encourage people to overcome the issues without relying on his magical powers—truly kind at heart, Bonolon makes wishes come true through a gentle push on the back.
(The World of Bonolon

Guardian of the Forest Bonolon -Communication Magazine Polamel for Parents and Children (Not for Sale)- -

produce Mr. Tetsuo Hara
Story Mr. Kitahara Seibou
Illustration Ms Hikarin
Cosponsor Seven Bank, Ltd.
Cooperate Seven-Eleven stores nationwide
Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.
Seven & i Food Systems Co., Ltd.
Akachan Honpo Co., Ltd.

For the Development of Local Communities

Issuance of Social Contribution-Type Cash Cards

Contributing to Society through Bonolon Cash Cards

Since July 2011, we have been issuing cash cards designed Bonolon to customers who wish when they apply for Seven Bank accounts.。

As part of our social contribution activities, we donated 100 yen per Bonolon cash card from Seven Bank. The picture book Bonolon is specially edited and donated to a children's center.

Large-format Bonolon books for read-aloud events

Seven Bank supports read-aloud events that members of the public organize themselves. Once a year we produce a large-format Bonolon book for larger read-aloud events, and lend them out upon request. The large-format Bonolon lineup now includes more than 15 volumes. In this way, we encourage and support efforts to promote the healthy development of future generations.