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Patrick Ijima-Washburn
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Visual and textual media researcher and commentator focused on US, EU, and Japanese comics and film.
Visual and textual media researcher and commentator focused on US, EU, and Japanese comics and film.

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Chūbu Printing akahon "Carefree Journey"
Welcome back to my blog! Chances are it’s only your first or second time to visit and how could I blame you? This blog has been all over the place since I first started it way back when. I used to talk about my art, my writing, my charity work, and my adven...
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Tokyo Akahon Manga “Gulliver’s Travels” by NAKAMURA Hiroshi
According to a post by akahon manga researcher Yuuzora Retro (pen name), the Tokyo-based publisher Taikōdō ( 泰光堂 ) created their Manga Classics series in response to the PTA backlash against manga contributing to delinquency in Osaka. This is Gulliver’s Tra...
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Describing the design project I recently completed.
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SENPO MAP and my Beppu adventure
Hello! It's me, patokon with an update on some of the work I've been doing lately. This year, my good friend Junya Hanada told me about his plan to open a guest house in Beppu which is about 3.5 hours away from Mifune where we both live. He also told me tha...
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読み聞かせワークショップ第2回
第2回の読み聞かせワークショップのテーマは、仕掛けのある本、パペット、アリファベットと数字、と手話です。 各国に手話はあると思いますが、このワークショップで使う手話はASL (American Sign Language)。 まずアルファベットから行こう。この手話を付け加えたおかげで娘は2才になる前にアルファベットをマスターしました。 ビデオを使うといいよ。 Learn ASL ABCs with Memory Tips 周りの文字をクリックすると、覚えたい手話にとぶ。 歌に合わせてやってみるのもいい練習にな...
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読み聞かせワークショップ第1回
ストーリータイムの時に使える歌をどうぞ! Story Time Song Story time! What time? Story time! What time? Time to listen, time to hear A story! A story! Let's give a cheer! HOORAY! ストーリータイムの前に落ち着かせる必要があれば、踊りと歌があふれるアメリカの子供向け番組「Yo Gabba Gabba!」のビデオ「Hold Still」を見せ、一緒にHold Stillしたりwi...
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読み聞かせワークショップ ブックリスト
読み聞かせワークショップ ブックリスト 紹介レッスン 「I LOVE YOU: A Rebus Poem」 ワークショップ1 「Good Night, Gorilla」 ワークショップ2 「Little Giraffe」 「First Colors」 ワークショップ3 「One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish」 「Dr. Seuss's ABC」 ワークショップ4 「Where the Wild Things Are」 ワークショップ5 「Brown Bear, Bro...
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I've started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a picture book giving kids hints as to how to overcome the aftermath of a terrible disaster such as the Kumamoto Earthquake Disaster which my 3yo daughter has had to deal with.
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Gappa & Guma charity picture book
Kumamoto Earthquake Picture Book Project Here are the details for the crowdfunding project as it is running currently here:  https://kumamoto.dreamraising.jp/pr… /kumamoto_pictures-book/ . The book: The picture book is about a kappa (river faerie) named Gap...
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