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Arcades of the World

  Written by Kumi Mizuno Photography by Aflo In Japanese   Soaring arches that add wonder to city strolls. Nomad Books From breathtaking natural landscapes to historic wonders erected by human hands, stunning photographs carefully selected from the Aflo archives beckon armchair travelers on the journey of their dreams. And for those who wish to get off that chair, each book comes complete with handy travel tips and is compact enough to be slipped into a bag, too.

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National Birds Around the World

  Written by Kumi Mizuno Photography by Aflo In Japanese     The symbol and pride of their countries, as fascinating as they are for their beauty as their ways of life.   Nomad Books From breathtaking natural landscapes to historic wonders erected by human hands, stunning photographs carefully selected from the Aflo archives beckon armchair travelers on the journey of their dreams. And for those who wish to get off that chair, each book comes complete with

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Subway Station Around the World

  Written by Kumi Mizuno Photography by Aflo In Japanese     Subterranean palaces as edgy and artistic as any museum.   Nomad Books From breathtaking natural landscapes to historic wonders erected by human hands, stunning photographs carefully selected from the Aflo archives beckon armchair travelers on the journey of their dreams. And for those who wish to get off that chair, each book comes complete with handy travel tips and is compact enough to be slipp

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Kawaii Russia from A to Z

  Miho Ioka Illustrations by Noritake In Japanese and Russian     A cornucopia of delight, from the whimsical to the elegant.   Russian design features a simple and unaffected aesthetic decidedly distinct from mainstream European tastes. Highlighting words beginning with the thirty letters of the Cyrillic alphabet, this book gives an overview of quirky, romantic, or retro items that weave a peculiar spell, from architecture (under A: архитектур

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Unmeasurable Things / Le cose in-misurabil

  Ayumi Kudo In Japanese, Italian, and English     Words and pictures for getting back in touch with your heart: a hit in Italy, now widely available in book form for the first time.   The warmth of emotion, the closeness of a loved one, the weight of hopes and wishes: so many things in life cannot be gauged in numbers, though we can surely feel their power. Taking time out to try to measure those unmeasurable things means inching just a bit closer to their ess

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Byobu Card Book
The Four Seasons in J

  PORIGAMI In Japanese and English     This book consists of 12 byobu cards to be displayed just like Japanese folding screens and 16 letter pads. Some elegant motives will pop up when you fold colorful cards along lines. You can enjoy each season by displaying a Byobu card as an interior decoration. Writing messages on the back of the cards for dear friends is also a wonderful idea to share the beauty of seasons. PORIGAMI is a paper design unit run by two women,

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The Perfect Guide To Sumo

  Ito Katsuharu (the 34th Kimura Shonosuke) Translator by David Shapiro In Japanese and English Sumo, with over 1,500 years of history, is a religious rite, a part of traditional cultural with a rich esthetic and a truly exciting combative sport. In recent years, thanks to SNS and a variety of new magazines, a whole new category of female sumo fan known as the, “sujo” (literally the, “sumo girls”) has sprung up. Due to the quality of international broadcasts and the nu

Big Book 03 : Alice’s Adventures in

  Mao Fujimoto In Japanese and English What is the Big Book? All sorts of characters appear in a storybook. Now what if you could actually experience how huge or strange or jolly or even scary each is, just as if you were there? Wouldn’t that make the tale even more exciting? When you open the Big Book, the story literally unfolds at your feet. Gently step inside as if you were the hero. Stand up on the book. Sit in it. Sprawl over it. Immerse your whole self in the story

“Made in Japan” Design! An Analog Catalog

  The golden age of Japanese household appliances has never lost its luster. The 1970s in Japan was a period when the rivalry between appliance manufacturers resulted in the unprecedented availability of an astounding variety of new products. Featuring images of everything from audio equipment to televisions, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, telephones, digital clocks and game consoles, this catalog is a treasure-trove of visual information that recalls both the innumerable hous

Anatomy Lesson for Artist I

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