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Picture Books Introduction

Picture book production

Picture book production, Shinzi Katoh's lifework.
So far, we have produced over 30 picture books.
Shinzi Katoh's style is to produce everything, from the story to the pictures; however, on rare occasions, requests for only illustrations arrive, and even rarer are requests for only a story.
 

Tracing with a Glass Pen: The Path of Literature

The first edition was published by Tsuchiya Bookstore on December 28, 2022.
ISBN978-4-8069-1798-4 C2076

"Books that make writing fun" with your favorite writing instruments continue with Kenji Miyazawa's Magical Lantern Museum.
The "Walk through Literature" section that traces the works of Japanese and foreign literary figures such as Soseki Natsume, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Osamu Dazai, and Hermann Hesse;
The "Fairytale Gems" section that reproduces fairy tales such as "The Northern Wind and the Sun," "the Tortoise and the Hare," "Golden Ax and Silver Ax," and more;
and the "Hoshi Pierrot" edition, which traces the original Chuya Nakahara's poems, a total of 40 works, are all included in this 1 publication.

Enjoy looking at the illustrations drawn by Shinzi Katoh, taste the sentences, and enjoy tracing to your heart's content.

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"40 Kinds of Typefaces to Trace"
Kikyo A, New Cinema A, Voluta Script, Palletron, Matisse Eregan and M, etc.
Cursive is also added, tracing a fashionable and unique typeface.

"Paper that you can enjoy writing on with your favorite glass pen"
You can enjoy the difference in writing taste depending on the paper, such as Cosmos Air Light, Slight White, Soloist, and b7 Bulky.

"PUR bookbinding that pops open"
Uses durable and easy-to-open PUR binding.
Posting your writing with tags such as #handwriting and #inkSwamp
is also useful when taking pictures for social media.

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Tracing Liturature with a Glass Pen: Kenji Miyazawa's Magic Lantern Museum


Kenji Miyazawa, a Japanese writer who fascinates people with his fantastic worldview.
"Kenji Miyazawa's Magic Lantern Museum," which Shinzi Katoh drew under the theme of Kenji Miyazawa's work,
includes a book created with a glass pen.

The theme of this book is "writing letters inside pictures".
Every time you turn the page, Kenji Miyazawa's many masterpieces open beautifully in the pictures of Shinzi Katoh, and you can enjoy it like a picture book.
 
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"38 Kinds of Typefaces to Trace"
Suzumushi, DNP Shuei Mincho, Tsukushimaru Gothic, Sawarabi Mincho, Hare no Sora Mincho, and other stylish and unique typefaces are traced.

"6 Types of Paper to Enjoy Writing"
In the first edition, Minuet Light C, HS Light Force, Azzurri, Light Cream Rough Books, etc.
In the 2nd edition, Ultimax, b7 cream, Slight and more.
"Slight" paper is a paper developed for coloring picture books for adults and is characterized by its smoothness.

"PUR bookbinding that pops open"
Uses durable and easy-to-open PUR binding.
It is also useful when taking pictures for SNS, such as posting what you have written with tags such as #handwriting #ink swamp.

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Picture Book - Chomp Chomp Candy Store

ISBN978-4-907108-33-5
The setting of this work is a candy store in the forest.
The bear "Mogumogu", who is the manager of the sweet shop, and the rabbit "Bouncy" who helps him,
as well as the slighty strange customers who come to the shop,
are interweaved within the funny story and Shinji Kato's gentle illustrations, which you can enjoy at a leisurely pace.
 
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Mogumogu the bear runs a candy store.
Along with his assistant, Bouncy the Rabbit,
he opens his mysterious sweet shop today as well.
Many customers come to Mogumogu's shop.
One day, when he was baking muffins for a present,
the muffin got bigger and bigger!
The huge muffin ran out of the shop,
but will Mogumogu be able to catch it...?
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Picture Book Theater - Little Red Riding Hood

At Kobe Art Village Center KAVC Hall on December 25th, 2019, through the 26th
Shinzi Katoh's picture book "Little Red Riding Hood" was put on as "Ehon Theater's Little Red Riding Hood"!
A new type of entertainment that combines storytelling and dance♪
 

Picture Book - My Pockets are Full

Published by Shuppan Works on January 20, 2018.
ISBN978-4-907108-18-2
 
A heartwarming story about Hana-chan and her stuffed animals.
There are no words, but it touches hearts.
 The small courage of daily life is overflowing with strength and kindness.

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A pocketful of Hana-chan's stuffed animals.
one two three four···,
There are many, but they are all friends.

The one she picked up on a rainy day, the one her dad picked at the game center,
The one she got at the zoo, the one who she fell in love at first sight and cried and begged to buy it...
Everyone met Hana-chan differently, but...

 "If I could talk, I would have something to say to Hana-chan."
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Picture Book - That Lovely Tutu

Published by Shuppan Works on June 7, 2017.
ISBN978-4-907108-07-6
Miscellaneous ballet goods are very popular! This is the long-awaited Shinzi Katoh ballet picture book.
Please watch the steps of the cat and the little ballerina.
 
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A mysterious experience story of Maruka, a girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Tomorrow is her sister's ballet recital.
Maruka, who wants to go to the recital with her, chases after the older sister who sneaks out of the house at night.
There, Coppelia, the swan, and the Nutcracker are dancing...
Comes with a double door mechanism that looks like an actual stage.
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Taiwan version "Sora Bea"

Korean version "Sora Bea"

Picture Book Study (pop-up book)

        Story Fan fan series

Essay ~Improvement~

Kaizen No.1184

Kaizen No.1184
Published by Shuyodan Foundation (SYD) in October 2010.
With the theme of "playing a role"
"A Dream Seed"
An essay is published.
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