From Tokyo to Kyoto, Sapporo, Osaka and Kumamoto the Japanese dealers have decorated special Pop Up Book Fair Windows in their shops to celebrate UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. On display are rare books and Empty Bookcase Posters to raise money for the UNESCO literacy projects in South Sudan. Currently Naoyuki Seki of Maruzen-Yushodo Co. is taking students on a tour to the most beautiful shops in Jimbocho, the central Tokyo book area.
Ohya-shobo, Japanese Ukiyoe specialist
April 2016 – For immediate release. Pictures: ILAB, UNESCO, the Organizers