Tag Archives: #japan

Romper Room


Found these felt animal coasters on Japanese handmade market site, Iichi. The items are made with three layers of felt enhanced with simple animal detail embroidery.  More of their designs can be seen in their Iichi shop, Romper Room.  You can also them on their website.

Images:  Courtesy of Romper Room.

Ocean-Teabag


Found these whimsical collection of tea bags on Japanese site, Ocean-Teabag.
Don’t know much about the company but we will certainly try to find these
bags when we again visit Japan.  You can view their collection on their website and on Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Ocean-Teabags.

Soichiro Tomioka (1922-1994)


Soichiro Tomioka is an abstract Japanese painter of the twentieth century, born in 1922 in Takada city in Niigata Prefecture.  The artist specializes in the world of black and white consistently used a paint he developed, called Tomioka White, to paint the snowy lands of both Japan and international locales.  He says this of his work:

“At the root of my “white world”, there is a spirit of nostalgia for my snow country. My “white world” was to discover and express the mysterious beauty of white through the journey and pilgrimage of the snowy country.”


Images:  Courtesy of Soichiro Tomioka Estate.