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Dust Jacket - 6 x 9 inches
S&Y Associates would like to capture the tone of the 42 poems written by a 100 year old woman. Kujikenaide is the title of the book and translates as "Don't Lose Heart". "A 100-year-old woman writing about love, dreams and hanging on to hope has touched the hearts of Japanese worn out by years of a lagging economy, propelling her self- published poetry book onto bestseller lists." Written in what reviewers have termed a down-to-earth style with “sprightly” words, her poems have proven encouraging to thousands of readers. “I received the courage and dreams to live on from you, your poetry transmitted courage to me, helped me not to mislay purpose of life” a 70-year old reader said in a letter to Ms Shibata’s publisher. Another fan, a man who was being shunned by colleagues, said, “Your works help me remove my sullen state of mind and resentment. I take your poems out to read when I’m frustrated.” Her poems have also inspired the victims of the Great Japan Disaster of 2011, for whom she has become a symbol oencouragement and faith to that tragic event.
Please refer to website http://www.kujikenaide-usa.com
We would like to capture the meaning of Kujikenaide or "Don't Lose Heart" that would portray her poems. “Out of despair comes hope and morning will always come.” At our website is a collection of four poems, which represents a tone of the book. You can also get a pictorial presentation to a piano rededication that captures some views of Kujikenaide or Don’t Lose Heart at “sounds of kujikenaide”.
In Japan Cherry Blossom is a symbol of
• Mind of Beauty
• Spirit of Beauty
• Elegant or Graceful Lady
Cherry blossoms also symbolizes to the Japanese people a start of feeling of something good and also gives people encouragement and hope. This would be a possible recommendation, but would be open to all graphics.