Otafuku: Joy of Japan. Amy Sylvester Katoh.

Otafuku: Joy of Japan
Photography by Yutaka Sato

Tuttle. 6 x 7.25", 192 pp., fully illustrated in color, text in English and Japanese, illustrated boards, d.j., Boston, 2005. Item #31685
ISBN: 0804833648

Anywhere you go in Japan you are likely to encounter the plump, smiling image of Otafuku. Author Amy Sylvester Katoh traces the roots and folk beginnings of this mythic figure, showing Otafuku's many delightful identities, and providing a magical glimpse into this charming character who has become a national icon. With a mixture of poems, photographs, anecdotes, and stories, she presents a veritable treasure chest of surprises that is sure to enchant readers.

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