||First Edition, First Impression. Beautiful picture book for children with superb illustrations by Nascimbene who has illustrated over 40 books and won many awards for his illustrations. No previous owner inscriptions. Fine in fine unclipped dust jacket. In 17th and 18th centuries Japanese provincial Governors had to travel between Kyoto and Edo [modern day Tokyo]. The 300 + mile journey on the historic Tokaido required the presence of one to three thousand attendants. Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother, must accompany him in the royal procession. She will miss her home and her teacher, she knows she will be homesick....but as the procession makes its long journey, the splendor and magnificence of the Japanese landscape soften Yuki's longing.... Pages unpaginated.