Deer-Star is the name of the bright star that may be seen low down in the eastern sky at sunrise on summer mornings. The Paiute Indians in the desert hills named it so. It is a story of about North America 100 years ago: its land, mountains, valleys, rivers, trees and creatures. People lived there, and it is no different from our lives today. But if we listen to the old Amerindian songs now, what will it tell us about our time and our lives?
All the poems and songs were collected and reinterpreted from Amerindian oral traditions in English by American writer Mary Austin. They are accompanied by Japanese artist Yukari's simple and charming drawings, with the book and packaging designed by Takashi Miyagwa.
Published by the non-profit Japanese web publisher, Happa-no-Kofu, 2005.
Language: English and Japanese.
Presented in a cardboard book case.
Offset printed in accordion format.
Size: B6/ 12.5 x 17.6 cm.