首先，本書致實用主義的中國顧客。其次，歡迎打開這本《北海道的雪代購指南》，你將開始一次令人感動的白色浪漫北海道之旅。某一年的情人節，我們在北海道首府札幌市中央區的狸小路商店街出售一款特別的紀念品，北海道的雪。是的，北海道的雪，它非常有名，很多中國遊客都是慕名而來。在那天，他們有幸買到了這款限量銷售的北海道的雪，帶回中國，真正的Made In Japan日本製造，你相信嗎？這樣一款採集自北海道各地的雪，僅售100日圓，僅售100日圓，並且免稅。春天即將到來，下一次的大雪你將等待一年。
This book is dedicated to pragmatic Chinese consumers. With that in mind, you are welcome to open A Manual for Owning Hokkaido Snow and open the door to a moving journey through romantic, white Hokkaido prefecture. One Valentine’s Day we went to the Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade in the Central District of Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, to sell a very special souvenir: Hokkaido Snow. Yes, Hokkaido Snow is indeed famous, and it attracts many Chinese tourists. There were only a few fortunate enough to buy—at the bargain price of 100 yen—that day’s limited edition of authentic, “Made in Japan” Hokkaido Snow to bring back to China. Only 100 yen, believe it or not, completely tax-free. But as spring approaches, customers pining for the next special edition of Hokkaido Snow can wait until next year.
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觀念藝術家張小船1983年生於中國某地，畢業於倫敦某某熱門藝術學院，居無定所，目前主要生活在上海和東京，常在旅行和駐地中創作，曾展出於中國、日本、英國、古巴等地。她將藝術視為遊戲和個體對每個情境所作出即興反應的可能性，而非視覺美學生產。也許這是她沒什麼錢但又過得不壞的原因。她是藝術小組Team Yameyo，row&row，Club Maiko的成員。平時她也會用別的名字寫點稿子賺點咖啡錢。
Conceptual artist Boat ZHANG was born in 1983 somewhere in China and graduated from one of the most popular art colleges in London. She is always travelling, though currently she often lives and works in Shanghai or Tokyo. Rather than look at art as mere visual and aesthetic production, she takes it as a game of possibilities for the individual to improvise reactions to every situation. Maybe this is why she has little money, but her life is not bad. She always tries to rethink existing ideas, rules, forms and norms by way of slightly altered familiarities. Her work has been created and shown in China, Japan, the UK and Cuba. She is a member of the artist groups Team Yameyo, row&row and Club Maiko. She also writes and takes photos for magazines under other names to earn some coffee money.