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About the Author
J. P. Takahashi was born in New York City and raised by a family of readers in the United States and Japan. She loves a good adventure, in real life and in her imagination--especially when it's as scary as it is magical.
Minako "Tomi" Tomigahara is a visual development artist for animated film by day and a children's book artist by night. She grew up near Asakusa, Japan, where the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons happens in Tokyo Night Parade. Her favorite yokai is Keu-Kegon. She now lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Tomi online at minakotomigahara.com.
"A magical ode to the In-Between--to the space between homes, between creaturely and human worlds, between what the heart can hold and what it misses. This sparkling, Miyazaki-hued story instantly whisked me back to childhood summers in Tokyo, to far-out fables and night festivals, reminding me: the supernatural is often the best doorway to the true." -- Kyo Maclear, author of The Big Bath House and Kumo
"Tokyo Night Parade will leave readers longing for the worlds we've known and curious about the worlds we've yet to discover. An unforgettable story combines with a gorgeously illustrated world, reminding readers that our most magical moments can exist in the here and now. A remarkable debut that delivers abundantly." -- Antwan Eady, author of Nigel and the Moon
"Melodic and mesmerizing and thrilling yet tender, this book is a lush sensory and emotional experience." -- Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, critically-acclaimed children's book author
"A glorious night parade through the streets of Tokyo. Offering a glimpse of modern and traditional Japanese culture, this tale will charm a wide audience, including readers unfamiliar with and those enamored of its folklore, fiction, and manga." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"Eka's questions about whether the yokai are good or wicked offer intriguing food for thought--like humans, the yokai contain multitudes. With its beautiful night palette, the artwork glows and brings the text and monsters to life. A beautiful tale of friendship and living in the moment." -- Kirkus Reviews
"In this yokai-studded reimagining of Japanese folklore, a child who has "come home to Tokyo" reunites with fantastical friends on her favorite evening--that of the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons. [A] visually appealing nighttime romp." -- Publishers Weekly