Paper covered boards with no jacket. front cover corner bumped, otherwise whole book well hinged & bound. Previous owners name on front end paper. Illustrated with watercolour paintings. A simple Japanese/English glossary at back just for children. Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of colour, activity, celebrations, super gigantic buildings, and much, much more. In this city lives a seven-year-old girl named Mimiko. Here you can follow a year's worth of fun, food, and festivities in Mimiko's life, month by month. You'll learn about the Doll's Festival, riding the bullet train, the right way to put on a kimono, and Mimiko's top ten favourite meals-just try not to eat the pages displaying the delicious wagashi! Mari Takabayashi evokes the flurry and enchantment of daily life in Tokyo with exquisitely detailed illustrations and descriptions. Her love for the city of her birth blooms in every last glowing vignette.