21.6.10









Must be my lucky day. Found, in the trash (!), a box with brand new children's
books. This amazing one by Ryoji Arai was among them.



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34 comments:

Milady Productions said...

do you know this saying? "someone else's trash is someone else's treasure"!

Celine said...

oh my! how could someone throw this out! i loooove the illustrations!

at swim-two-birds said...
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at swim-two-birds said...

lucky you!

the sleepy time gal said...

what a treasure in deed.

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

härliga bilder!

hannna said...

oh wow! he's great, i wish i owned some of his books. beginning beginning. are they all japanese books?

wonderful house there, below!

Fine Little Day said...

hannna, two of them where japanese. Can't belive they had thrown them!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!!
Wow...that's like winning the lottery!
I have a little game over at our blog...will you come and play?

HUGS
Char

Barbara said...

oh this is so cute!!

La Vitrine des Pouppés said...

Wonderful book =)
Love it =)

gina said...

Kind of hurts to think of
books being tossed out.
Thank goodness for trash
angels!

Bohemian girl said...

I have been looking for the lost box of kids books and nothing. Good it was you who spotted it. Because I would have probably sorted it out and kept only the best ones. This way everything got saved.

Junko said...

lucky you, i love his books!

Jennifer said...

these illustrations are so charming, your so lucky to have found such beauties!
i don't understand people who just throw things into the bin just because they don't want them, why don't they pass them on to other who can love them? the world has become a place where everything is so disposable.

blue china studio said...

Nuh uh! You found a box with new books? You are so lucky! That looks like an incredible book. Love the illustrations.

hiki said...

Ryoji Arai is excellent!!!!!
I have spotted him in a supermarket in Tokyo but I couldn't talk to him and I regret! Haha.
I wonder who it belonged to? But it's cool it went into your hands :)

melindatrees said...

trash!? id be stalking their trash from now on..

echo said...

Who in their right mind would throw books away?! I'm glad you rescued them, what an amazing find!

Love_Again said...

the illustrations in that book are so gorgeous! good recovery!

whitney said...

i wish i was lucky like this!

keetee said...

Sure is your Lucky day!!!!
Very nice^^

lisen said...

så oförskämt att kasta böcker!?

han verkar va en sån mysig rolig person också..! lika färgstark som sina bilder!

mette/ungt blod said...

fantastiske illustrationer! må undersøge Ryoji Arai

Linnea said...

Nä vad knäppt att slänga! Kan ju skänka? Tur att du tog hand om dem. :)

Juniper Birkin said...

What a find! Please do post some more pictures of the books if it's not too much trouble.

Fine Little Day said...

Juniper, I will show you another find from the box soon. A lovely japanese one as well :)

Pixiewinkle said...

GREAT find!

zit... said...

wow! how lucky!
the colours are amazing!

it's an absolute treasure :D

mieke willems said...

waw, lucky you! beautiful!

MUS said...

wow, why do people trow away (beautiful) children books?!

brooklyn_codger said...

ooooh, lucky.

objectsofwhimsy said...

thank goodness you chanced upon them would have been terrible if they had ended up in the the tip

Yamila said...

Wow you are lucky, those books are very cute.