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 Dolly's Bookstore in Park City (510 Main St) from 6 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 to sign copies of his book and perform the feat that inspired it. 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 and Rosemary Hatch performing "tamausdare" (Photo by Levi Sim)
Hatch will be in Park City earlier in the day for a 4 p.m. private performance for Mummy's Club members at the Egyptian Theatre, but he will also perform the Taro-san story at Dolly's Bookstore and allow those interested to take a closer look at the mysterious tamasudare mat. Free "Taro-san" bookmarks will be available to all who stop by during the book signing period. For more information, call Sue Fassett at Dolly's Bookstore (435) 649-8062.