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A Carp for Kimiko

By Virginia Kroll; illustrated by Katherine Roundtree; Charlesbridge Publishing, 1993

A story introducing the traditions of Japanese Children's Day and Girls' Day; Ages 4-8; pb $6.95

 

Floating Lanterns & Golden Shrines (Celebrating Japanese Festivals)

By Rena Krasno; illustrated by Toru Sugita; Pacific View Press, 2000

Describes a year of special celebrations in Japan, with historical and cultural information, including recipes, crafts, legends, and index; All ages; HC $19.95

 

A Gathering of Joy: Obon Music & Dance Traditions in the U.S.

By the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 1993; pb $8.00

 

The Great Festivals of Japan

By Hiroyuki Ozawa; translated by John Bester; Kodansha International, 1999

With festival calendar and map and bibliography;  HC $30.00

 

Hawaii's Yakudoshi Guidebook

By Dennis M. Ogawa and Glen Grant; cartoons and design by Reiko Nakama Tom; Nippon Golden Network, 1990

A light-hearted but informative guide to weathering the "bad-luck years;" pb $6.50

 

Japanese Children's Day and the Obon Festival

By Dianne M. MacMillan; Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1997

Describes the history, customs, significance, and traditions of Japanese Children's Day and the Obon Festival, and the ways they are celebrated today in Japan and the United States; includes index; LB $19.00

 

Matsuri:  Festival

By Nancy K. Araki and Jane M. Horii; Heian International, 1978

An examination of traditional Japanese holidays and their adaptation by the Japanese American community; includes crafts and activities; Ages 12+; pb $9.95

 

Nikkei Donburi:  A Japanese American Cultural Survival Guide

By Chris Aihara; Polychrome Publishing Corp., 1999

Designed for families and educational settings, includes art and crafts projects, traditional recipes, activities, explanations, and information structured around the four seasons; pb $18.95

 

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