- Yoko Tawada ; [art by Veronika Schäpers].
- German, Japanese. Text in Japanese ( page volume) and German ( page volume).
- Tokyo : [Veronika Schäpers], 2010.
- Physical description
- 2 volumes ( pages,  pages) : illustrations ; 21 x 22 cm + 2 folded leaves in portfolio.
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- A multi-sensory work inspired by okonomiyaki, a fried pancake which is a staple of Japanese cuisine. Tawada's text explores misconceptions about Japanese culture, while Schäpers's illustrations present her interpretation of sauce patterns that are created by the various sauces which are traditionally poured on the pancake in preparation for eating. The two additional leaves contain Japanese calligraphy similar to signs hung outside restaurants in which okonomiyaki is served. Their paper portfolio emits an odor evocative of an okonomiyaki restaurant. Cf. Artist's description.
- Artists' books > Japan > Specimens.
- Street food > Japan > In art.
- Pancakes, waffles, etc. > Japan > In art.
- Cooking, Japanese > In art.
- Food habits > Japan.
- Japan > Social life and customs.
- Artists' books.
- Cooking, Japanese.
- Food habits.
- Manners and customs.
- Pancakes, waffles, etc.
- Street food.
- Publication date
- Clear acrylic box (22 x 24 x 3 cm) contains two accordion-folded books with box pleats, both signed and numbered by author and artist and housed in two portfolios. The box also contains a paper portfolio with two additional folded leaves, both measuring 60 x 20 cm folded to 20 x 20 cm and lettered in Japanese. Letterpress polymer plates on Bicchu-Ganpi paper. Letterpress illustrations (German version). Original drawings, glue and ink (Japanese version). Oiled paper, printed with calligraphy.
- Box cover title; title also in Japanese characters.
- Limited ed. of 32 (Arabic numerals) plus 6 (Roman numerals).
- "Der Text wurde von Yoko Tawada für diese Ausgabe verfasst. Idee, Gestaltung, Druck und Einband sind von Veronika Schäpers. Die Mayo-Illustrationen stammen von Freunden und Bekannten aus Tokyo. Gedruckt auf Bicchu-Ganpi von Polymer-Klischees. Die Auflage beträgt 32 arabisch sowie 6 römisch nummerierte Exemplare ... Tokyo im Juni 2010"--Colophon, German text.
- Honorable mention, Minnesota Center for Book Arts prize, 2011.
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: No. 21, signed by the author and the artist. Acryclic box is wrapped in black felt fabric.
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