Oct 27, 2010

New Japanese Handwork

Recent years, many designers and creators are start focusing on traditional art and crafts and take essences to create new modern designs and crafts.This book is not focusing on past as typical Japanese craft style, but focusing on the innovation of Japanese craft scene. Introducing artist, artisan, and place to visit as shops and workshops in Tokyo (including a mini map of Tokyo).
This book is highly recommend for who likes handwork and want to try to create or visitors who wants to know more traditional but modern side of Tokyo.

1.Artist Handwork
CHIAKI MORITA(Washi Paper)/ Emi Takizawa (Machine embroidery)/Hakucho (Makie mother-of-pearl inlay)/ZOUKIBAYASHI (Wooden mosaic)

2,Handwork shop
CLASKA Gallery&shop DO/ SyuRo/ Toraya Tokyo Midtown/ Origata Design Institute Shopsamagatadou/ Sui Kin Chi Ka Moku Do Ten Mei Kai/ Kigi/ yarn

Edo-calico/ Cloisonne enamel/ Letterpress printing

Tokyo Walkers Map
Taito Wards/ Kagurazaka

*contains many beautiful pictures of artist works which use traditional techniques with modern essence.
*Included recommended shops utilizing traditional crafts into modern lifestyle, and workshops information with Tokyo workers map!

Author: Junko Yazaki
Price: 1,600 yen + tax (ISBN: 978-4-86100-718-7)
Format: 148 x 210 mm, 120 pages (Full Color) Softcover with Jacket
Language: Japanese / Release date: 27 th October 2010

Please contact our distributors to find out your nearest bookstore carries this book.