Tag Archives: #japan

Fumio Watanabe

Amazed by the beautiful landscape illustrations of Japanese illustrator, Fumio Watanabe.  Wish we could tell you more about the artist but there was very little information available.  We do know that he graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar in Shinjuku City, Tokyo and is a member of Tokyo Illustrators Society.

More of his work can be viewed on his website, Facebook and TIS (Tokyo Illustrators Society).

Images:  Courtesy of Fumio Watanabe.

Tomoko Takeda

Tomoko Takeda is a designer and art director based in Tokyo, Japan. She has created these book sculptures which “are not for reading, but meant to be looked at and enjoyed“.  The artist cuts and carves away at the pages of literature classics and turns them into book art with each design relating to the content of the story.

The artist can be followed here on Behance.

Images:  Courtesy of Tomoko Takeda.

Nijiyura Tenugui

We like bringing items back from Japan especially tenugui towels.  They are made from thin cotton approximately 14 x 36 inches.  They function as towels but can also be a washcloth, dishcloth, headband, decoration or as a gift wrap. What we love about them are their unique designs.  The items shown above are from the hand towel specialty store, Nijiyura, a brand of Senten Tenugui established to protect craftsmen and traditional culture. 

More of their designs can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Nijiyura.