Yamanashi, Japan Tasha Tudor Museum Japan
Longtime Tudor family colleagues, Masako Meshino and Hayao Izuhara opened a small museum dedicated to Tasha in Yamanashi, Japan. Visitors are fascinated by panels showing Tasha’s life from childhood through her years at her Vermont home, Corgi Cottage. There are photos of Tasha in her early days, original sketches, books she wrote and illustrated, about 200 greeting cards she produced during her life, a dress and a doll she made, and the very accurate 1/60 model of Corgi Cottage. One of the featured items is the replica of Tasha’s favorite settle chair made by Tasha’s son Seth especially for this museum. Visitors enjoy sitting in it to try to understand how and why Tasha liked it. Mrs. Meshino, translator, and Mr. Izuhara, book designer, have worked together over the past two decades to produce Tasha Tudor books published by KADOKAWA (formerly Media Factory) in Japan — not only translations of those published in the US, but also original books produced by visiting, interviewing and communicating with Tasha.