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Tupera Tupera

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Tupera Tupera is the pseudonym adopted by Tatsuya Kameyama (b. 1976 in Mie Prefecture; graduate of Musashino Art University) and Atsuko Nakagawa (b. 1978 in Kyoto; graduate of Tama Art University), who have been working as a creative team since 2002. In addition to producing humorous, colorful, and highly original picture books and illustrations, they spread their talents across a wide variety of creative fields, including crafts, workshops, set design, animation, merchandise, and children’s television. They have won a series of awards for their work, including the 2012 Japan Picture Book Awards Readers’ Prize and the 2014 Prix du Livre Jeunesse Marseille for Shirokuma no pantsu (tr. Polar Bear’s Underwear). Among their other titles are Shimashima-jima (tr. Stripe Island), Kao nōto 1 & 2 (tr. Make Faces and Make More Faces), and Panda sentō (Panda Bathhouse). Many of their works have been translated into multiple languages.
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Books by Tupera Tupera
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    Stripe Island

    Everything on Stripe Island has stripes. People, animals, trees, houses, hills, food, flowers?everything. Adding to the fun of the technicolor stripes filling virtually every surface in sight are the ubiquitous names and wordplays, beginning with the titl …

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    Polar Bear’s Underwear

    Polar Bear is wondering what happened to his underpants. He seems to have misplaced them. Mouse comes along and asks what’s wrong. When Polar Bear explains, Mouse says he’ll help him look for them. He asks what they looked like, but Polar Bear can’t …

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