Tag Archives: #japan

Kae Kanamori

Found these bags and accessories on two of our favorite Japanese sites for handmade products, Iichi and Minne. We love the patterns and the application of the designs on various items.  The Tokyo-based artist, Kai Kanamori, draws the patterns, dyes the patterns on linen and sews the finished handcrafted product.

The artist graduated from Nagoya University of Arts and worked as an illustrator.  In 2015 she officially launched her brand, Kaeson.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Her products can be purchased on Minne and Iichi but we’re not certain if they do international sales.  

Images:  Courtesy of Kae Kanamori.

Kumi Kosuge

Kumi Kosuge is the talent behind the Japanese embroidery brand, EHEHE.  She studied photography in an art college but found herself leaning towards art and literature.  Embroidery started out as a hobby giving her work to friends and family.  She started to post her work on Instagram and as her followers increased she decided to take up embroidery as a full-time job.

What attracted us to her work was the inclusion of animals in her designs. She also includes some of her favorite things such as flowers, food and celebrities.

You can follow the artist on her Tumblr website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Kumi Kosuge.

Saburo Miyata (1924 – 2013)

Saburo Miyata was born in Nagano prefecture in 1924.  He started his career after WW2 and worked in Tokyo heading the Hanga Institute to promote Japanese printmaking. His major work was created from 1970 to 1984 a series of self-carved and self-printed woodblock prints depicting the sceneries of Japan.  

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.