A book by Ukrainian art studio Agrafka will be published in Japan


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The Japanese publishing house Bronze Publishing will release the book “On the move” by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv from Agrafka art studio. The publishing house announced this on its Facebook page.


The book was translated into Japanese by Yukiko Hiromatsu.


“The universe is ever on the move: Nothing in it remains completely at rest. Movement is natural: The Earth, the water on it, the atmosphere, the continents, and all living organisms exist in a state of constant motion. We walk, run, jump, crawl, swim, and fly. We travel. This book is about movement and travel — not only by people, but also that of animals, plants, the wind, water, and our planet. It describes journeys for the purpose of trade and commerce, journeys for the purpose of pleasure and repose or for survival, as well as scientific expeditions and pilgrimages. It’s about migrations, maps, navigation, and, finally, about finding one’s path. The one word that a traveler most often hears in his travels is “where.” “Where are you heading to?”, “Where are you coming from?” This book is a visual and intellectual expedition through thousands of years of movement, in search of answers to these as well as many other questions,” the annotation reads.



The book was first published by the Old Lion Publishing House in 2020. The publication tells the story of movement and travel: not only of people, but also of animals, plants, wind, water, and the planet.


In addition to Japanese, the publication has been translated into 14 other languages.


The price of the book is 2420 JPY (17.60 USD). You can order the book here. It will be available in bookstores on May 18.


In 2022, the book “On the move” received an honorable mention at the prestigious Best Book Design from all over the World competition. You can find out more about the winners here.