• Kyodo


Wanting to make the reading experience more engaging for children, a 63-year-old writer in Yamato-Koriyama, Nara Prefecture, has been creating customized picture books in which her customers can play a starring role.

Since December, Reiko Mizoe has produced around 500 books featuring stories that include characters named after the children the books are intended for. The books, available for 2,300 yen excluding postage, also contain a short personal message printed on the inside cover.

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