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Japan Pop-Up Book

The Comic Adventures of Neko the Cat

Japan Pop-Up Book
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Author Sam Ita
Price JPY 2,750
ISBN 978-4-8053-1649-8
Format 197×197mm 12pages Pop-Up
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Description

Take an exciting manga pop-up journey across Japan with Chico and Neko the Cat!

Pick up where Tokyo Pop-Up Book left off, as Chico and his mischievous cat Neko visit Japan's most famous landmarks. The chase is on as naughty Neko slips away yet again?this time becoming a stowaway on a Japanese bullet train!

Using his phone to track his runaway cat, Chico follows Neko to some of Japan's most iconic places:
Mt. Fuji and the Big Buddha at Kamakura
Serene Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Himeji Castle, an ancient Samurai fortress with its formidable stone ramparts
A sushi train restaurant, where an endless parade of fish is truly a cat's dream!
The Children's Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, where Chico pauses to reflect
The famous "floating" Torii gate at Itsukushima
"Cat Island" (Tashirojima), where Neko finds a few new friends and the adventure comes to a happy conclusion!

Educational and entertaining in equal measure, this exciting manga pop-up book will be treasured by readers of all ages.


About the Author:
Sam Ita studied graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before following his passion for paper engineering. He got his start as a production assistant for renowned paper engineers Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, and worked on many bestselling pop-up books, including America the Beautiful and Encyclopedia Prehistorica, and on Christmas cards for the Museum of Modern Art. Ita draws inspiration from comics, origami and machines, applying his craft to publishing, advertising, animation, display and toy design. His creations include Christmas Tree In-a-Box, Van Gogh's Sunflowers In-a-Box, The Odyssey, Moby Dick, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Frankenstein and the Tokyo Pop-Up Book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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