Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Arrivals: School

School Vols. 1 & 2, edited by Maki Hakui

"School is dedicated to reporting about the lives of women, especially Japanese women in general, and also art, culture, lifestyle, and history of Japan. School delivers interviews and writings about women who are either leading, have led, or aspire to lead beautiful lives full of creativity and energy without giving up on their search for individuality and inner peace. The subjects are wide, from established professional artists chosen from the past and present, to aspiring creators and typical working women in Tokyo. But all of them share the spirit of a rebel whose intentions are sincere and honest. At the same time, School sheds light on different themes, events, and aspects of Japan that the editor feels is worthwhile; but often overlooked or not deeply researched and covered by the overseas media. Overall, the aim of School is to inform the unknown, inspire, and to cross all boundaries to think together: Where are we heading? How should we live?"

"Vol. 1 features Michiko Kitamura (costume designer/fashion stylist), Fumiko Okada (shojo-manga artist), Yumiko Oshima (shojo-manga artist), the work of Toshio Saeki (artist), Mari Mori (novelist), Goddess Worship, "Let's Get Drunk Under the Cherry Blossoms", "Tokyo Girl Depression Diary." Edited and published in Tokyo. Red thread singer sewn binding. Color art."

"Vol. 2 features Minako Yoshida (musician), Henrikku Morisaki Terayama (artist), Chieko Hosokawa (shojo-manga artist), Toshio Saeki (artist), Chikashi Suzuki (photographer), Midori Osaki (novelist), Goddess Worship 2, Interwar Japanese popular women's magazines, creative open space in Kouenji Tokyo, Brooklyn Zen Center, India-Tokyo organic cotton business, immigrant youths in Japan, "Tokyo Girl Depression Diary 2," and the back trails of Japan."

These books, and thousands of others, can be purchased from:

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Philadelphia, PA 19147

215 592 1207

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