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This book is called “Himawari.”  (Sunflower)

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Rather than going horizontally, the pages turn vertically, thus allowing the sunflower to grow on the pages.

Sunflowers are not super common in Japan, I don’t think.  I come from the Sunflower State, Kansas.  Sunflowers are a huge deal there.  Nevertheless, one never just comes across a huge field of sunflowers by chance.  When my husband lived there, he and his fellow Japanese friends sought out a large sunflower field and took photos there.  The crazy things foreigners do!

This book is available here.