Kobo and the Wishing Pictures: A Story From Japan

Tuttle Publishing
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This multicultural children's book teaches kids about Japanese customs and culture with a fun story about a little boy.

Kobo is a small Japanese boy whose father paints ema, or wishing pictures, for so many customers that he finds no time to paint a single one for his own family—not even for Kobo, who wants one so badly to take to the shrine on Wishing Day. As the customers come and go, Kobo has a chance to observe many types of people and to consider many different kinds of wishes, none of which seems quite right for him.

In meeting Kobo and the many other interesting people in this book, the young reader is introduced to a number of the charming manners and customs of rural Japan, as well as to a number of situations that parallel those experienced by children almost everywhere.

As the author expresses in her introduction: "In this book there are many pictures of ema. We hope that the wishes shown with them, along with the story of Kobo and his family, will bridge customs and culture through our children's seeing that the children of Japan have the same human feeling of affection, of rivalry, of sadness and joy."
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Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
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Published on
Jun 15, 1968
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781462913329
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / Asian
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Asia
Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Asia
Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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