PRLog - Feb. 21, 2013 - LOGAN, Utah -- Richard Hatch, magician and author of the recently published illustrated bilingual children's book Taro-san the Fisherman and the Weeping Willow Tree will be at Hastings in Logan (50 E 400 N) from 4 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 to sign copies of his book. The book tells the story of Taro-san, a young fisherman in old Japan, who aspires to greatness in his profession, but fails until an old fisherman shares with him a critical secret of the craft. The story was inspired by a tale created by Hatch to accompany his performances of a classic Japanese feat known as "Nankin Tamasudare" in which 56 bamboo sticks, knotted into a mat joined by 108 pieces of string, are manipulated transformer-
Richard & Rosemary Hatch performing "Taro-san" with the Tamasudare mat.
Hatch will have one of his tamasudare mats with him at the Hastings book signing for those interested in examining it up close. Free "Taro-san" bookmarks will be available to all who stop by during the book signing period. For more information, call Stefnie at Hastings (435) 753-0709.