Children everywhere love to celebrate the holidays. What better way to introduce them to Japanese culture than through the tradition and pageantry of Japanese New Year and the Cherry Blossom Festival? Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating cultural background, Japanese Celebrations provides vivid pictures of some of Japan's most festive events while explaining the decorations, foods, gifts, dress, and activities associated with each. Young readers will also experience the Japanese versions of familiar celebrations such as birthdays and weddings, along with uniquely Japanese traditions.
Written and illustrated by Betty Reynolds, hardcover, 48 pages, ISBN: 978-0-8048-3658-6.