Monday, June 04, 2007

Shiba Wanko no Wa no Kokoro

New book from Yesasia, Shiba Wanko no Wa no Kokoro ISBN 4592760972

"Shiba-wanko, a Shiba-inu dog, and Miike-nyanko, a calico cat, live together in a classic Japanese-style house with the traditional Japanese alcove called a tokonoma . Shiba-wanko is a very gentle and hardworking soul who does all of the cleaning, laundry and cooking in the house. Miike-nyanko is a different type all together, being rather temperamental and not very good with housework. Together, these two learn the manners and customs associated with events such as the proper Japanese way to treat one's guests, preparing for a Japanese New Year and how to enjoy the kimono, the traditional Japanese costume. Each chapter covers a specific topic which has to do with living in "Wa" (the Japanese-style spirit of peace and harmony) throughout the changing seasons." read more at Japanese Children's Books

This one is Enjoying the Seasons. The pictures are just lovely. I've been wanting this book for a while, but kept putting off ordering it since there were more "practical" books I wanted to buy. I'm glad to finally own it!

If you click on the images you can see larger pictures.


At 4:28 PM, June 08, 2007, Anonymous heather said...

That's a lovely book! And so well illustrated, the ideas seem to come across even without language.

Or maybe you speak Japanese!


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