I Live in Tokyo

I Live in Tokyo

Book - 2001
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Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of color, activity, celebrations, super gigantic buildings, and much, much more. In this city lives a seven-year-old girl named Mimiko. Here you can follow a year's worth of fun, food, and festivities in Mimiko's life, month by month. You'll learn about the Doll's Festival, riding the bullet train, the right way to put on a kimono, and Mimiko's top ten favorite meals--just try not to eat the pages displaying the delicious wagashi!
Mari Takabayashi evokes the flurry and enchantment of daily life in Tokyo with exquisitely detailed illustrations and descriptions. Her love for the city of her birth blooms in every last glowing vignette.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
ISBN: 9780618077021
0618077022
Call Number: 952.135 TAKABAYASHI
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Japan -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Anniversaries, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Follow Mimiko through a year of traditional Japanese celebrations with her family. The brightly illustrated book goes through the calendar year highlighting special meals, ceremonies and other traditions. The glossary and Japanese greetings and phrases help the reader connect to the images and narrative. A delightful read!

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