Release of the AKIHO Honbuten Book
AKIHO Honbuten provides an inside look at the 134th AKIHO Headquarters Exhibition. Spread over 110 pages, it features a beautiful collection of full color pictures, added with extra background info on AKIHO and the show itself, as well as a special interview with AKIHO’s new chairman Endou Takashi, who also wrote a foreword for the book.
Nowadays, most Honbuten pictures are viewed online in a highly compressed matter. Instead of watching these gorgeous Akita Inu on a tiny mobile phone screen, we thought Japan’s most important Akita event deserved a better experience. And so the idea for the first English book dedicated to AKIHO Honbuten was born.
Dressed in a dust jacket that covers sophisticated charcoal linen, the Limited Edition is a 21 x 26 cm sized hardcover coffee table book. Added with tissue backing for increased durability, the inside is printed on archival-quality paper, which has a superfine eggshell-textured uncoated finish. Together with matching charcoal end-sheets, the Limited Edition has turned into a premium product worth keeping.
Then there is the Standard Edition. Its contents are exactly the same, while coming in a softcover and smaller sized form (15 x 23 cm) and without the high-end paper.
As both editions are part of a fundraiser, no profit will be made. Alternately, all proceeds will be donated to Kumamoto Disaster Relief Fund.
Interested in getting your personal copy of AKIHO Honbuten - Limited Edition or Standard Edition? Pre-order today!
How To Get The AKIHO HONBUTEN Book
As this book will have a relatively limited reading audience, it will be exclusively available through pre-order. The deadline for pre-ordering has been set at November 8th, so we advice you to act swiftly. In return, this will leave enough time on our side to be able to have all books printed at once and save on costs, which will benefit the proceeds for Kumamoto Disaster Relief Fund.
Getting your copy of the AKIHO Honbuten book is easy:
1. Choose your preferred edition
The content of both editions is exactly the same, only the size and quality of used material differ.
2. Place your pre-order
Our pre-ordering process is asa meshi mae a.k.a. "a piece of cake". Simply fill in your details and that's it. And thanks to our billing partner Stripe, payment is 100% secure and doesn't even ask you to set up an account.
3. Enjoy the book
Delivery will take about three weeks from our pre-order deadline. Please look forward to it!