More recent Japanese books

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I’m flitting through Amazon Japan, finding lots of books I’ve not seen before. I’m just posting the ones with interesting covers or things that suggest interesting content… but I don’t read Japanese, don’t know what’s in them, and having more fun guessing my own guesses rather than asking someone.

There this one, which is, well this one:

And then there’s this other one, which appears to be some sort of craftmaking guide:

Oh, I’ve got this one, it’s Peanuts Friends, a Happiness is a Warm Puppy-type book!

And an issue of MOE! What is MOE! I don’t know, but this is not the only Peanuts-covered issue of MOE to be found.

This girl is sniffing Charlie Brown’s head! Is that a thing?

A recipe guide? Spy stories?? VCR installation instructions? Dang it, why are Japanese products so inscrutable?!?

The cover really says Snoopy, Woodstock, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Sally, Linus, and Goods, etc. Goods? Really, goods? I’m easily befuddled. A craft book, I assume.

And that’s all I have time for at the nonce. More, some other time!

New releases
Nothing better to do than post more Japanese Peanuts books

Back to venturing through Japanese Peanuts publications, relying on my complete inability to read Japanese and my lack of experience with their culture. For example, I am very unsure what the Snoopy 3Way Book is. I suspect it is far more innocent than a US publication with “threeway” in the …

New releases
Review: You’re a Good Kid, Charlie Brown

Limericks can be tricky to form. Their rhyme scheme has a well-defined norm. They all go in this way: it’s A A B B A And the last line should hit like a storm.   And yet writers must be really slick to tell folks that its a limerick. For …

Reviews
Japanese Snoopy books galore

I like that this Snoopy cookie cookbook (cookiebook? cookbookie?): …uses the same Snoopy/Woodstock picture as this Snoopy, umm, dolphin repair manual(? guessing): …and Amazon Japan even advertised them to me right next to each other! Also available: Snoopy and Woodstock Slide into Asgard!: Please note that this strip collection, which is …