This was an assignment for my Visual Translation course. The project was to make a hand-made, illustrated children's book based on a cultural story. I chose the Peony Lantern, a Japanese folk-tale. I do a lot of collage based work, and decided to stick to a watercolor theme to stay true to Japanese style art. All of the artwork in the book is done by myself, as well as the binding and putting together of the book. I bound the book myself, using book binding board and cloth.