Pretty Ghost "Maaru" by Ms.Rei Nakai
Have you ever heard of Obake-no-Maaru ?
The character was born by a illustrator, Ms.Rei Nakai living in Sapporo City. Her works can be seen on TV commercial film and in each book store in Sapporo.
Obake-no-Maaru which means "Maaru the ghost" is the namesake of Maruyama district in Sapporo City. Mainly he is romping around in picture books and the Modern Art Museum of Hokkaido including its annex museum called "MIGISHI KOTARO Museum" adjacent to the Govenors Residence of Hokkaido.
In the not-too-distance future her works will be translated to English and make a debute in various countries.
Maaru the ghost is very popular in Hokkaido and Ms.Rei Nakai frequently gives her service of story telling and other attractions in cooperation with the modern Art Museum of Hokkaido and the Board of Education in Hokkaido.
"Maaru the ghost" is so nice story that I am very looking for the English version of this picture book. If it can be allowed, I would translate them to English for free of charge !
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