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BS1 Sun. Oct. 2

Books

Autumn is the season for reading. Foreigners are surprised that Japanese books are so cheap that they can be bought for the price of a cup of coffee. Book covers hide what you’re reading and are a part of a culture of taking good care of books. High-quality paper and having many pictures in guidebooks is unique to Japan. We rediscover the world of books that Japanese people think is a matter of course from the perspective of foreigners.

Japanese book covers are cool to foreigners.
Unlike those overseas, Japanese travel books are filled with pictures. What’s their reputation among foreigners?
Bulky paper was invented aiming to make light books. We tell the story behind its development.