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    Kyoto Kimono to Color and Display!

    A coloring book that showcases the delicate beauty of Kyoto kimono. After coloring the garments you can cut them out and display them as decorations. The bilingual text includes English explanations of the classic patterns and production methods of Kyo-Yuzen kimono design. Includes an extra-large coloring pattern and a 70-centimeter long cherry-blossom design.

  • BookTraditional Culture Japanese Guides Art

    The Spirit of Furoshiki

    Tokyo Governor and former Environment Minister Yuriko Koike is an enthusiastic user of the traditional wrapping cloth known as furoshiki. This ancient Japanese lifestyle accessory enjoys renewed appreciation today for its ecological, energy-conserving virtues. In this book, Koike extols the charms and uses of the furoshiki, providing everything from historical background to tying tips accompanied by photos and illustrations. Written in Japanese and English.

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    Amazing Kyoto: 3.2 million “Likes” from around the world

    The world’s most popular guide to Kyoto is “Kyoto Fan,” the Facebook fan page written by a team of residents of the city who hail from around the world. Learn about Kyoto as seen through non-Japanese eyes and find out which scenic spots and foods get the most “Likes.” Written in both English and Japanese.

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    Photographic Kabuki Kaleidoscope 

    A parade of color photos of costumes, wigs, hair ornaments, hand props, stage sets, and more immerses the reader in the extravagant beauty of the Kabuki stage, accompanied by comments from a performer’s perspective by the renowned actor Ichikawa Somegoro. Written in both English and Japanese.