"The editor in chief Kosuke Minowa is releasing an exclusive copy of sauna magazine Sauna Land as an NFT and holding an auction! The NFT is a new initiative which enables buyer to publish and sell the e-book with commercial use rights!"

Sauna Land, a magazine which expresses the favour and impulses of mankind.
Crowdfunding began on October 17th, 2020 to create a specialist publication about and for saunas, and after raising ¥10,791,640, Sauna Land magazine was edited and launched by Mr. Minowa.
The magazine sold out as soon as it went on sale, becoming a must-have sauna bible that is hard to obtain even now.
Following this unique backstory, one copy of Sauna Land is now being released as an NFT, and will be up for auction from Monday April 26th, 2021.
The magazine has not been made into an e-book before, so this is an incredibly valuable item which allows it to be viewed as digital data for the first time.
Additionally, in an unprecedented new initiative, this e-book is not only for personal use, but also comes with commercial use rights to publish and sell digital copies!
NFT Auction
From April 26th to May 11th, 2021, a single digital copy of Sauna Land will be sold by auction.
This e-book will be issued in EPUB3 format, with the auction winner receiving ownership of the NFT and commercial use rights to publish and sell the Sauna Land e-book.
*It is also possible to keep the e-book for private use, without publishing or selling it.


NFT Name:e-book SAUNA LAND
NFT units produced:1unit
Sales fomat:Auction
Start time:April 26, 2021 (Mon) 01:00 (UTC)
Ending Time:May 11, 2021 (Tue) 12:59 (UTC)
Point of sale:https://opensea.io/collection/sauna-land
How to get EPUB3:https://wallet.nftoasis.io/saunaland

※After accessing this URL, please login to Metamask with your NFT wallet.

・The NFT includes commercial use rights to publish and sell the Sauna Land e-book. There are terms and conditions which must be confirmed regarding commercial use for publishing and sale, and you must agree to the terms of use. Please check the NFT Notes on this website for more details.

*The notes on how to participate in the auction are here!

The Editor in Chief Profile

Kousuke Minowa

Gentosha Inc. Editor in Chief
Online Salon Minowa Editing Room President
EXODUS Inc. Director
naminoue-shoten LLC Representative
CAMPFIRE, Inc. Chairman

After joining Futabasha in 2010 and being involved in activities including advertising sales and event management, he transferred to the editorial department. In 2015, he moved to Gentosha, where he works as an editor while having his own columns in publications such as Toyo Keizai Online and AdverTimes and running online salon Minowa Editing Room. He is also a specially appointed professor at Takafumi Horie Innovation University. In October 2017, he established his own company, naminoue-shoten. In late January 2018, he assumed the post of director at EXODUS, a joint venture by CAMPFIRE and Gentosha.
In August 2018, he published his own book, Anything but Death Is Just a Scratch, which has sold over 130,000 copies. He also runs Minowa Editing Room, one of Japan's largest online salons.

NFT Notes

Please check the following notes regarding the use of this NFT ・This is an NFT for e-book data (EPUB3).

・By purchasing this NFT, the buyer will receive ownership of the e-book data, as well as commercial use rights, limited to publication and sale as an e-book. No other copyrights, trademark rights, or other intellectual property rights will be transferred.

・The commercial use rights include only the publication and sale of an e-book using this NFT's data. They do not extend to print publication and sale or the publication and sale of a limited portion of the e-book data, such the cover or individual pages.

・Changing, editing, or adding to the content of the e-book data is not permitted, but in cases such as multilingual publishing within Japan or publishing abroad, translation of the e-book text is permitted.

・In the event of e-book publication, the content to be published must be inspected in advance, so please contact naminoue-shoten LLC with the publication contents. In addition, publication will be refused if use is determined to be inappropriate in any way, including but not limited to the following: use for promotional materials for anything other than the publication made using this e-book data, content that goes against public order and morals, content that violates or risks violating laws and regulations, or obscene content. Additionally, the use of any of the information provided through this NFT outside of that which is permitted by law is strictly prohibited.

・Even if commercial use has been permitted following inspection, if it is found to be used inappropriately, we reserve the right to suspend commercial use.

・Please be aware that if this NFT is sold or transferred, the commercial use rights are transferred with it.

・Please be aware that we cannot refund the cost of this NFT, even in the case that publication is refused following inspection or commercial use is suspended following publication.

・The author does not bear any legal responsibility in the event of any loss incurred by the purchaser, subsequent acquirers, or any other third party in relation to the purchase, trade, or commercial use of this NFT, irrespective of the reason thereof.

・Due to the business or technical reasons of the NFT issuer or disasters etc., the content of all or part of the provision of e-book data and its commercial use rights fo publishing and sales may be changed, stopped or discontinued. In addition, please note that we shall not be liable for any damage caused to the user due to the change, cancellation or termination of the commercial use right of providing e-book data and publishing and sale.

・To use this NFT, you need to agree to the NFT terms of service. In addition, it is considered that you have agreed to this agreement immediately when you purchased NFT.
*English translation of the terms is currently in preparation.

・If we will make amendments on NFT terms of service, we will notify it one month prior to its date on this page and NFT metadata description.

・Please use the contact details below to contact us regarding this NFT, to apply for commercial use, or with any other queries.
Contact details:info@naminoueshoten.com