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The book of koginzashi (by Fugeiten)


Our leader and bag designer, Yoko Tsukamatsu published new book of koginzashi. Koginzashi is a traditional and exquisite embroidery works from Northern part of Japan.



This book was written by Yoko and culinary artist Ricca Fukuda. They team up the unit named “Fugeiten“.

Fugeiten re-appreciated Mingei movement(the Japanese folk art movement in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan). And now they re-produce koginzashi with modern attitude.


They suggest how to stitch koginzashi on bags, jeans and scarfs on this book. Now available on Amazon.co.jp

Amazon.co.jp: koginzashi no hon

CHOCO LABO KitKat (original package design service)


CHOCO LABO kitkat is service that an original kitkat package can be made.




All these designs are done on the web. It costs 2,100 yen in single unit including 10 pieces.



I tried to make 8tokyo.com’s kitkat!!

CHOCO LABO kitkat (Japanese site only)

Stitch by Stitch Exhibition (Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum)

Stitch by Stitch Exhibition

I went to the Stitch by Stitch Exhibition that was held in Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum. Thoese embroidery works were wonderful.

Stitch by Stitch Exhibition

I bought the set of the bag and the embroidery string by the museum shop.

Stitch by Stitch Exhibition

Stitch by Stitch Exhibition
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
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EDWIN x Hello Kitty pouch  

EDWIN x Hello Kitty

EDWIN the brand famous for jeans in Japan (and… famous for Brad Pitt TV CM!),collaborated with Hello Kitty.

EDWIN x Hello Kitty

The goods were made from denim fabric, rivet and the tag as real EDWIN jeans!

EDWIN x Hello Kitty(japanese)
Brad Pitt – EDWIN 503 Commercial 30Sec. – You Tube

Hello Kitty Historical

Hello Kitty Historical - 35th anniversary

Hello Kitty was born in 1974, so 2009 is her 35th anniversary.
You know she changes her appearance soooo often like a fashionable girl…
Her historical looks became 35 kinds of goods.

Hello Kitty Historical - 35th anniversary

I got very first 1974′s style Kitty. I think you need a long time to
decide the one!

Hello Kitty 35th anniversary Historical Charm – Sanrio(japanese)

Suica Penguin Figures in the Summer Version (Suica Penguin Part4)

Suica Penguin Figures in the Summer Version

Suica Penguin Figures in the Summer Version

Suica Penguin Figures are free gifts which you can get to buy bottled water”From AQUA“.

Suica Penguin Figures in the Summer Version

These are “bathing in the sea” ” enjoying BBQ” and more fun Penguins in the summer version.

Suica Penguin Figures in the Summer Version

Suica Penguin

Panda Senei(Panda teacher) 2

Panda Senei(Panda teacher) 2

Now, you can find a bottled Panda Sensei(teacher) with Kirin Nama Cha (Green Tea) special set at convenience stores for a limited time only.

Panda Senei(Panda teacher) 2

Panda Sensei! Teach me about the meaning of life.

Panda Senei(Panda teacher) 2

KIRIN beverage(japanese)

faraway wishlist – Hand Bag for Space Travel


I do wish to get “Hand Bag for Space Travel” – it is a cellphone designed by Yayoi Kusama.

Now on sale, the price is 100,000 yen (over 1,000US dollars)!!
Faraway for me, yes, it’s like a space travel!

Yayoi Kusama - Hand Bag for Space Travel

Yayoi Kusama - Hand Bag for Space Travel

OMG my friend got it!
Prettier than pictures on the web…Can you see the surface contains a
lot of glitter!? :D

Art Editions Yayoi Kusama “Hand Bag for Space Travel”
Yayoi Kusama – Wikipedia
Yayoi Kusama Official Site


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