A birthday is very special for any little boy.
And a little boy is very special for any parent.
This book is an everyday but very special story by Yuri Kageyama about the trials and joys of growing up in an imperfect world.
THE VERY SPECIAL DAY by Yuri Kageyama (first published in KONCH, Ishmael Reed Publishing Co., 2013).
Illustrations by Munenori Tamagawa.
A TOKYO FLOWER CHILDREN 2016 publication picture book, designed by Fengshui Iwazaki.
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So I thought about what could be a very special day for Mama, and so I asked her: “Mama, what would you like to do on your funeral?”
Mama stopped moving all of a sudden, and I thought she might even spank me because it was so all of a sudden, though she hardly ever ever ever spanks me.
That was how sudden it was.
Then she went back to normal and said, “I want a lot of beautiful music.”
So I said very quickly to catch up with her suddenness, “Mama, I will play that music. I will.”
_ Excerpt from “The Very Special Day,” a story first published in KONCH: Ishmael Reed Publishing Co. 2013, now a TOKYO FLOWER CHILDREN picture book, 2016.
PLEASE COME MAKE THIS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR THE ARTISTS:
BOOK PARTY free admission
featuring the SHAKUHACHI music of Kouzan Kikuchi and LIVE ACTION PAINTING by Munenori Tamagawa.
And poet Yuri Kageyama’s YURICANE spoken-word band with Hiroshi Tokieda (bass), Trupti (vocals), Hirokazu Suyama (tabla).
Special Guests Biankah Bailey, Jacqueline Mujaya , Taylor Mignon and more.
SUN Aug. 7, 2016 2 p.m. Infinity Books. 1F Komagata Bashi Heights Bldg , 1-2-4 Azumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0001
SAT Aug. 13, 2016 2 p.m. Demi Cafe in sora Gallery. 3-14-1 Honcho Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo 85-0012