I recently picked up a number of books from a Japanese store, and I was really excited about this one!!
You've posted pictures before of your "danbou" from Yotsubato, and I thought of you when I saw the book. Actually, the pictures were taken by a women who lives in Atlanta, GA!
Anyway, just thought I'd share... If anybody is interested in getting a copy, you can pick it up for about $25 from a state-side retailer (like kinokuniya). It's about the size of a typical Japanese manga book, glossy pictures.