Welcome to the
"Takako and the Great Typhoon" website!
"Takako and the Great Typhoon" is a colorful, 32-page children's picture book celebrating life in Okinawa, Japan through the escapades of a mischievous little shisa (lion-dog) named Takako. Takako's adventures give us a glimpse into everyday Okinawa as she races through her beloved village on a mission to save her brother from a great and scary typhoon!
Whether you live in Okinawa or across the globe, Takako will take you and the young people in your life on a memorable, incredible journey into the heart of Okinawa.
What our readers say...
"We just got our copy. It is such a sweet story and beautifully illustrated. It will be a wonderful reminder of our daughter's magical birthplace and all the things that make it so special. Thank you!"
- Lori G., New Jersey