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Taka-chan and I - A Dog's Journey to Japan

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  • Title (object)

    • Taka-chan and I - A Dog's Journey to Japan
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. (Reinforced Library edition). English text.

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  • Date

    • 1967
  • Production place

    • Made in: New York
    • (Americas,North America,United States of America,New York (state),New York (city))
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 23.7 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    Hosoe continues with the theme of an ‘artificial reality’ in this beautiful children’s book, his first of three collaborations with the American writer Betty Jean Lifton. This is a beautifully illustrated children's book about a dog called Runcible who digs his way from Cape Cod to Japan to meet Taka-chan, a little girl. Together they go to have adventures around her house and in Tokyo. “Runcible is a firm believer in international understanding. 'The world would be a better place if more dogs would travel.' he says.” (About the Author). (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2008 Jun-Oct 10, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
    2011 Oct-2012 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.66 (Photobook number)

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