Japan prints the world’s smallest book

Japan has broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest book, creating a book with pages the size of the eye of a needle.
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Japanese publisher Toppan Printing has taken it upon themselves to create the world’s tiniest book – and succeeded. The 22-page micro-book is titled Shiki no Kusabana (Flowers of Seasons) and contains pages as small as the eye of a needle, rendering it completely impractical as it can’t be read by the naked eye.

Toppan Printing, who has a reputation for creating micro-books, has revealed that the 0.75 millimetre pages contain letters just 0.01 millimetres wide which were created using technology that money printers use to prevent forgery. The book, which can be viewed with the use of a magnifying glass, contains names and drawings of Japanese flowers such as the cherry and plum.

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