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art project Green Island



Green Island” is a photo processing project. This concept is that if road of Tokyo were lawn.



Their thought is that we can’t plant and dig a well but we can imagine.



Green Island

PAPIER LABO. (Sendagaya)

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PAPIER LABO. is the shop at Sendagaya. They sells some kind of papers, stationeries and letterpress service.

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You can order letterpress on original business cards and postcards. Letterpress is now popular among fashionable people in Japan as that hand crafted touch is different from normal print.

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Petite Blythe (squiggly squirrel)

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Petite Blythe (squiggly squirrel)

The Blythe in a squirrel suit is soooo cute !!
I’m able to receive some comfort to see her with wicked smile.

Petite Blythe (squiggly squirrel)

Blythe (Takara Tommy)

Hello-Kitty bling-bling bicycle

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I foud the Hello-Kitty bling-bling bicycle at Shinjuku.

hello kitty bycycle

That’s  made by using a lot of Swarovski crystals.

kami no kousaku cafe (paper craft cafe)

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kami no kousakujo (means paper craft house) held the exhibition named “kami no kousaku cafe”.

kami no kousaku cafe

they showed some latest products and gave us some explanations with hot tea and Japanese tiny hexangular sugar “wasanbon”.

kami no kousaku cafe

piece of cake shaped birthday cards in the cake box, DIY tiny paper panoramas, easy to make paper plates memos… and more. these products are stunning!

kami no kousaku cafe

kami no kousakujo

kawaii Managa 3 : Yotsuba&! (Yotsubato!)

Yotsubato 1 (Yotsubato (Graphic Novels))

Yotsuba&! (as known in Japanese “Yotsubato!”) is a very popular manga series by Kiyohiko Azuma. Not only Japanese girl, many people love them.

Yotsuba 2 (Yotsuba)

Yotsuba is a main character. She is 5 years old young girl. This story are depicted her daily summer holiday life with her father and neighborhoods.

Yotsubato 3 (Yotsubato (Graphic Novels))

Most of Japanese people love summer vacation at the best in a year, so I think it might be why this manga is attractive to Japanese.

Some of products born from Yotsuba&! are also released.

リボルテックダンボー・ミニ Amazon.co.jp ボックスバージョン 【初回版】

This is “Danbo” (cardboard robot). Danbo was represented on the story that Yotsuba and her friends made a robot with cardboard on summer homework (incruded in vol. 6).

Amazon co.jp reproduced Danbo with their delivery box. It’s funny idea.

Yotsuba&! 1 (Yotsuba&) (Amazon.co.jp)

LED blinking tote-bags (8tote at Make: Tokyo Meeting 02)

 LED blinking tote-bags (8tote at Make: Tokyo Meeting 02)

This weekend we joined Make: Tokyo Meeting 02 at Tama art university. We exhibited LED blinking tote-bags like Mexican day of the dead festival. Because we are also running tote-bag brand 8tote (Japanese name “みつばちトート“).

 LED blinking tote-bags (8tote at Make: Tokyo Meeting 02)

Make:” is new type tech magazine to enjoy DIY published in US. Japanese edition team held this event. And Make:’s sister brand is “Craft:” that is featuring the newest creation of craft. We are loving “Craft:” since their birth. So we were very happy to participate in Craft:’s corner of this event.

We made our bags controlled with LilyPad Arduino (kawaii microcontroller board designed for wearables and e-textiles), we were enjoying to succeed blinking our products.

 LED blinking tote-bags (8tote at Make: Tokyo Meeting 02)
A lot of gallery came to see our exhibition.

Digital Art Festival

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Every week, interesting rising “digital artists” are introduced in NHK digista the TV show.
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Some of most popular “interactive installation” artists came to Digital Art Festival.

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We enjoyed their friendly works! I became tiny shadow & flew in the long narrow stages, flipped picture books, or more…. All of these are unique experience!

digital art festival

Digital Art Festival Tokyo 2008
NHK digista


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