"In this treasure-trove of information, two children, one a Tokyo urbanite and the other from a rural village, introduce readers to their country and its culture, including geography, language, traditional arts, costume, etiquette, sports, and festivals. The scope of this book is remarkably comprehensive, covering almost anything a child would want to know, from traditional folktales to contemporary video games and anime."—School Library Journal
"A book for families to treasure together. You'll dive into stories, try new crafts, play some games from Japan, learn Japanese songs…it's the next best thing to being there."—Japan Today
"Enjoy a fresh view of what makes Japan special."—Mizuhito Kanehara, Dean, University of Tokyo
"All about Japan
is a pearl, a treasure among children's literature."—Bob on Books blog
"A wonderful introduction to the culture, history, geography and language of Japan, this book packs it all in with recipes, stories, games and activities. If your child is studying about Japan either at home or at school, this one book can do it all!
About the Author
is currently the Head of School Programs and Resources at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She previously worked as the Manager of East Asian Programs at the Boston Children's Museum. She is the co-author of Japanese Traditions
, also from Tuttle Publishing.Kazumi Wilds
has illustrated several children's books, including The Wakame Gatherers
and Hajime in the North Woods
. Wilds lives in the mountains of Shimane prefecture in Japan with her sons, where she paints and teaches elementary school.