I. Will. Explore.
Some things that I saw that made me smile:
A Japanese version of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A Japanese version of Jeff Kinney's A Diary of a Wimpy Kid
And various other children's books and stories.
Another area that I was drawn to was the "Cooking" section. There were books, magazines, and pamphlets galore. The only problem: I couldn't read a single one. Oh well, thats was language courses are for! But, I was intrigued by the photography and design of these magazines. With most books being read backwards, from back to front, or from right to left, what I perceive to the "back" of a book is actually the "front". This is not the case with all magazines and books, but it is the norm for a vast majority.
Some magazines that had websites were:
Haru.mi - Cooking and lifestyle magazine
Hanako WEST - Cooking, blog, lifestyle
Kunel - Cooking and design (<---The little "mascot" is really cute!)
There are more out there, I just have to figure out contact info and translations! lol!
But anywho, I killed some time perusing around these websites and compiled some images.
Cooking magazines - I really like the blue one in the top left. The drawn plate and silverware and then actual food sitting on top, then ya take a pic of it! (I may expand on this artistic idea!!)
Some local magazines - geared more towards men!
A series of cookbooks
Another series of Cookbooks - I really like the simple drawn-out design of these.
I cannot wait to try some local recipes and ingredients! I have said that again and again! But, alas, Hubby is gone for a few weeks, and I have no one to cook for...soon!
Note to self: I found a recipe for potato salad that had what I think was cabbage and avocado it it! Must try!!