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  • tiny house
  • Japanese tea house is small, but this one is extraordinary. Its a reproduction of the national heritage Tai-an which was built by
    Rikyu more than 400 years before and has only two tatami mat room. I had a chance to enter and feel the space inside of this tempo
    rary built... [続きを読む]
  • autumn flower arrangement
  • Autum is a season for wildwlower turns its color red. We can appreciate its gradual change of the nature, not only in a mountain b
    ut in a town. ( related page is here ) Bringing a part of nature into a home must be one of the essence of Ikebana... [続きを読む]
  • black and white
  • This simple package in black and white is for rice, washed rice and rice wine. Clean graphic perfectly fits these natural products
    . Another black and white graphic is for a promotional giveaway of a premium airline Starflyer. And this lovely graphic is a pictu
    re book for kids, titled A BAT. [続きを読む]
  • globe display
  • The gigantic globe display hanging from the cealing is the coolest feature of this science museum MIRAIKAN in Tokyo. It is covered
    with thousands of OLED panels and shows current global weather. The contents are the keys for this kind of concept, but I think i
    ts dynamic visual works in... [続きを読む]
  • bold pillars
  • This looks just a cocrete wall, but its a bold square pillar standing in the museum hall which includes an elevator inside and a s
    taircase around it. You can tell it is not for supporting the roof or main structure of the building, but is just for up and down.
    ... [続きを読む]
  • copper wall
  • This shiny wall is a facade of Japanese restaurant located in Asakua, Tokyo. The surface is covered with sheets of copper which is
    used for roof of traditional Japanese houses in some cases. It will change its color through years, aged and wethered, but is als
    o a part of its... [続きを読む]
  • VR
  • VR is enjoyable. It surely has a potential to be the next major entertainment or business solutions, however it looks funny when w
    e see them from this real world. In that context, this art thinking prototype may be counterview of the latest technology. His son
    also seems to be immersed... [続きを読む]
  • bold dots
  • Here are unique graphics for a advertising poster, which have bold dot layout. This one has retro impression, but is simply compos
    ed only with dots and thin lines. [続きを読む]
  • house to go
  • Snow Peak ( related page is here ) is known as a manufacturer of camping outfits, and I had a chance to visit their headquater in
    Niigata. It is in the remote area out of a town and has extensive space where was formerly a cattle ranch. The building was... [続きを読む]
  • paperworks
  • This looks fine lace, but its a sheet of paper which is precisely cut out by laser. One of its application idea is a chocolate pac
    kage. This elegant idea is done by Kenya Hara. ( related page is here ) And this needle work by female designer is amazingly using
    ... [続きを読む]
  • lattice facade
  • This building looks rugged as if it was a fortress or something, but it is a small commercial complex designed by Toyo Ito ( relat
    ed page is here ). The lattice facade makes it look protected, however it is uniquely contrasted with silver bottom and wooden top
    . You can also... [続きを読む]
  • Kiyoshi Seike
  • Kiyoshi Seike is an architect who was active in 1950s - 1980s. Pictures below are the reproductions of furniture he designed toget
    her with a private house in 1952. The wooden chest is accessible from both side that works as a space divider in the room. The des
    ign is very modern... [続きを読む]
  • Yunoki
  • Samiro Yunoki is a 95 yrs old artist who is still active for his stencil dyeing. I love his modern graphical works with the Japane
    se traditional way. His latest drawings on papers were shown in Tokyo and it was fantastic. These alphabet inspired graphic is a l
    ot of fun. Are... [続きを読む]
  • laughing dog
  • This dog is not laughing but threatening. This cute dog is Koma-Inu, or usually transrated a lion dog, a pair statue of guardian c
    reature which is usually placed in front of a shrine ( related page is here ). You will notice this one is made out of a single
    log... [続きを読む]
  • Skytree
  • Tokyo Skytree was built for digital broadcasting which covers all Tokyo and its suburb area, and is the tallest tower in the world
    so far. It has observation decks at 350m and 450m height, although it requires 3,500 Yen for the top floor. And a huge, or I shou
    ld say... [続きを読む]
  • Pla-model
  • Building Pla-models, a kit of plastic scale models, was a common hobby for many of boys when I was a kid. Now it seems become a ho
    bby for middle aged guys as we get older. And the quality of the moldig is getting nicer as a precision injection molding and... [続きを読む]
  • Tokyo graphics
  • This poster is simply saying Im living in Tokyo and the graphic is shaped after a night scene of urban buildings, possibly apartme
    nts or office towers densely buitup. Very cool, isnt it? [続きを読む]
  • heavy metal
  • This old wooden drawer has heavily reinforced by the thick metal parts with bold rivets. This one below is also heavily reinforced
    , and its decoration is uniquely elaborated. We can see also some locks on each drawer/door, and they tell us this one used to be
    for valuables. Here is... [続きを読む]
  • cardboards
  • Imagine cardboards in our life were like these colorful. Isnt it nice? The Japanese design unit called DRILL DESIGN proposed these
    ideas for a paper company, and exposed at the show held in Tokyo last month. This big block of the sample is worth to appreciate
    the detail of the... [続きを読む]
  • summer graphics
  • Here are some graphics for hot summer days of Japan. Sunflower and morning glory are typical garden plants we used to seed and car
    e during summer holiday when we were kids, so that we feel a kind of nostalgy to see even these simple graphics. [続きを読む]
  • specimen
  • This botanical specimen is beautifully resin filled and the package says; Mt. Takao has about 1600 plant species grow wild, compar
    able to the species throughout the UK. Wow, what a diversity. Nippon Design Center which is led by Kenya Hara ( related page is he
    re ) designed this. [続きを読む]
  • wooden tank
  • Wooden tanks are used only for limited purpose such as soy souce or wine manufacturing process in Japan, not like water tanks for
    daily life as we can see on the roof tops of the old buildings in New York. Here is a very newly built wooden water tank I... [続きを読む]
  • long legs
  • Long slender legs were everywhere oddly in the 21st century museum of contemporary art. These were temporary installation by a Jap
    anese artist. This building was designed by SANAA and has thin pillars as in many of their works. This artist must notice its char
    acter and tried to emphasize it by... [続きを読む]
  • street art
  • Is this a street art? No, but I guess this is a part of drawing for engineers to confirm the pipes under the ground. Actually unde
    rground must be busy for many kinds of pipes such as gas, water, sewage, and cables of electricty or networks. So that each engine
    ers have... [続きを読む]
  • air bonsai
  • Bonsai, a japanese art of miniauture plant, is quite difficult to cultivate for beginners and very expensive if you buy it. So her
    e is an air inflated bonsai for those who want to own it easily. [続きを読む]