OVERCUP BLOG — Tokyo

Hello, Seattle!

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Hello, Seattle!

We're pleased to be the current featured publisher in the Chin Music Press showroom at Pike Place Market in Seattle. They'll be selling all of our titles and Overcup-related items throughout the holiday season. You’ll find great gift ideas from Overcup Press and Chin Music Press in the showroom for everyone on your holiday shopping list. There are books for all kinds of readers on your list. It's a store full of Chin Music Press's lovely, thoughtfully designed books covering lots of reading territory—fiction, art, cultural studies, politics, memoirs, food, essay collections and photography. And look for these Overcup Press items: Our latest...

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Three Years Out

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Three Years Out

Reflecting on Japan’s Triple Disaster Three years ago I read David Mitchell’s amazing novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De  Zoet. Set in 1799, the story is about  a young Dutch trader sequestered in Nagasaki harbor who becomes increasingly fascinated with Japan, its people, and its culture. At the time we were busy working with author Matt Wagner on Overcup’s first book, The Tall Trees of Tokyo, and I could relate to the way that the country cast a spell on the young man in the novel. Even though I was on the other side of the world, I felt myself...

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