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  • bamboo package
  • This is the special package for single malt whisky called Yamazaki which is named after the place of the oldest distillery in Japa
    n. I dont know how functionally this bamboo package really works, but it must be visually effective to appeal Japanese product and
    to emphasize it be manufactured carefully. [続きを読む]
  • Yayoi world
  • How many times have I posted articles about Yayoi Kusama before? Such as here, here, here, and here. But let me show you another o
    ne below, please. This is a museum in Matsumoto where beautiful mountains surrounded and is also Yayois birthplace. Her gigantic w
    orks were in front of the... [続きを読む]
  • blind spots
  • When you are on a driving seat in a car, you will have some blind spots in your vision range even in mirrors as you know. So that
    you can not see any of the wireworks pictured below from the seat. These works were elaboratedly constructed and woven by an... [続きを読む]
  • wild flowers
  • Wild flowers could be a perfect material for Ikebana, flower arrangement. ( related page is here ) Not gorgeous but just brought a
    quiet part of nature, so that we can feel the beauty of the season in a house. [続きを読む]
  • tree house
  • This is a concept mockup for a house by Kengo Kuma ( related page is here ). It must be exciting to live in such a house, like liv
    ing in a tree house. Only its drawback is up and down, not barrier free at all, however it is definitely a... [続きを読む]
  • footprint
  • The holly Budda footprint I found in the ruined temple in Nara had wheels of Darma. I dont know how old it acutually is, but the e
    ngraved lines on the stone were clear and beautiful. [続きを読む]
  • pattern on buildings
  • The constructing building near Shibuya station has complicated pattern on its surface. The panels look like window shutters but th
    ey are seemed to be just for decoration, not functional. The headquater of Google Japan will be moved in this building soon, by th
    e way. This one below is a building... [続きを読む]
  • pumpkin
  • Pumpkin is a symbolic motif of Yayoi Kusamas works, and this one installed in the courtyard of Matsumoto city museum was huge, cle
    an and expressive. ( related page is here ) You can notice how small dots are elaborately painted in its detail when you approach
    it closer. But be... [続きを読む]
  • raincoat
  • Rainy season is coming in Japan. Here are ancient raincoats, or poncho in accurate, that are hand made with natural materials. Thi
    s one below is made of straw which is very versatile and easy to get material for farmers. ( related page is here ) This one is ma
    de of... [続きを読む]
  • nodate coffee
  • Want to have a coffee outside? Like Nodate, open air tea ceremony? Then, here is a set of portable coffee maker from Snow Peak, th
    e very popular Japanese brand for camping outfit. The company was originally for metal wares, so that they are very good at such k
    ind of products.... [続きを読む]
  • e-bike
  • These look normal bike, but they are acutually e-bikes from BESV, one of a BenQ group company. Their stylish design is well engine
    ered, the power drive unit is quite compact and the bold frame is made of carbon fiber. It has smartphone connection of course, an
    d can operate the system... [続きを読む]
  • Shiro Satsuma
  • Satsuma ware is a type of Japanese pottery originally from Satsuma province in Kyusyu island of Japan. I dont like its decorated v
    ersion, but the white glazed one called Shiro Satsuma is just beautiful. Since it was for daily use of Samurai life, the design is
    simple and sophisticated. The... [続きを読む]
  • wired
  • The concrete building I found near OmoteSandou was cool, especially the simplified shape of a house and its modern structure. You
    can also find the see-through curtain outside, and will soon notice it is unique wire work, not fabric, when you approach it close
    r. [続きを読む]
  • natural finish
  • The old huse I saw in Kyoto had weatherd and faded wood surface which looked graphical pattern as if it was a patchwork. It someti
    mes happens because many of Japanese prefer the natural finish to enjoy the grain color and texture rather than painted, although
    I dont know why they... [続きを読む]
  • KaBa
  • A hippopotamus is rising from the ground! This is an art objet placed in the backyard of the gallery I visited. It was made of iro
    n, however it looked so real from the distance that I was very surprised. Hippopotamus, by the way, is such a difficult name in En
    glish... [続きを読む]
  • watercolor
  • Yoshitomo Nara is one of my favorite modern art artist, and his works are always inspiring to me. ( related page is here ) When I
    visited his exhibition last month, I was very impressed with his watercolor paintings which I had never seen. Although they were n
    ot his latest... [続きを読む]
  • wooden house
  • A house made out of a wood, literally. This is the art work by Terunobu Fujimori the architect. The tactile texture of the log sur
    face is attractive for our modernized senses, and warmly reaches our heart. ( related page is here ) [続きを読む]
  • odd number
  • Three or five storied pagoda is normal in Japanese Buddism temple. These pictures below are famous padogas of Koufuku-Ji temple in
    Nara which are both designated as national treasures. I know thirteen is not a good number for many culture, but it has certain m
    eaning in Buddism. Here is a... [続きを読む]
  • rope chair
  • The rope chair is designed by Riki Watanabe 60 years before. Although this looks like a prototype or unfinished, it is the product
    which is selling for decades and even now. My impression to see the chair at the first time was the ropes seemed to be quite few
    to... [続きを読む]
  • refill pouch
  • This is very good idea for soap bottle. The refill pouch is hung from the neck of the pump shaped bottle and seen from the outside
    . Although the graphics of the pouch have to be carefully designed, its effective to minimize the plastic waste and environmental
    loading. [続きを読む]
  • lion dog
  • Koma-Inu, or lion dog, is a pair statue of guardian creature which is usually placed in front of a shrine such as both side of a g
    ateway or Tori-i ( related page is here ). The picture below is wooden one which painting was weathered away. It was painfully sta
    pled... [続きを読む]
  • digital waterfall
  • The digital waterfall was set through floors in a shopping mall in Ginza, Tokyo. This is designed by TeamLab, popular digital art
    creators directed by Toshiyuki Inoko. The stream flowed down realistically but quietly in the modern building. The contrast of nat
    ure and artifact, didital and analog was a unique... [続きを読む]
  • ET
  • These are called Dogu, an earthware figurine in Jo-mon period ( related page is here ), and this guy below is one of the famous Do
    gu as known as goggled eye. Hello again ( related page is here ). And this smiling one looks like a kind of creature from... [続きを読む]