Hideyuki Oka Classic 'How to Wrap 5 Eggs', The Art of Traditional Japanese Packaging

Hideyuki Oka classic book How to Wrap 5 Eggs, Traditional Japanese Packaging (Weatherhill, last edition 2008) was originally published in 1975 under title 'How to Wrap 5 More Eggs'.


"Traditional Japanese packaging is an art form that applies sophisticated design and natural aesthetics to simple objects. In this elegant presentation of the baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers that were used in ordinary, day-to-day life. Largely constructed of bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper, and leaves, all of the objects shown here are made from natural materials. Through 221 black-and-white photographs of authentic examples of traditional Japanese packaging—with commentary on the origins, materials, and use of each piece—the items here offer a look into a lost art, while also reminding us of the connection to nature and the human imprint of handwork that was once so alive and vibrant in our everyday lives."

Furze Chan shares a few photos of objects featured in the book on Ferse Verse...

Peaceful read for a Summer afternoon.

Japanese craft for  Tokyo Thursdays # 292

Previously: Toast, Kampai, Beer in Japan with Mark Meli at Japan Society, NY, September 12

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