[ Jack and the Beanstalk ]
This book is based on the British folk tale Jack and the Beanstalk. It is metaphorically created, comparing the threat of genetically modified organism (GMO), which has spread around the world, with a giant beanstalk that stretches to the sky. It is bound quite simply - two sheets of paper folded into a spiral shape (just like a gene).
2008 / Tokyo / Limited edition of 20 copies
Size: 32 x 32 x 3.5cm / in a paulownia wood box
English translation: Kimitoshi Sato
Printing: Inkjet, woodblock printing, zinc letterpress (title only) on two types of Kozo paper and Mimata paper
Typeface: Sichuan Song Dynasty, Weiss
Binding: Two long sheets of paper (30 cm x 7 m), folded alternately, one printed with text and woodcut blocks, the other with an image of a bean vine. The two overlapping sheets form a continuous spiral structure, with the printed side facing a different direction each time it is folded. The booklet, translated into English on mitsumata paper, is saddle-stitched with 16 pages.
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