Sunday, February 21, 2010

A year in Japan

Currently I am reading "A Year In Japan", the illustrated travelogue by Kate Williamson, who spent a year in Kyoto.
Her watercolor illustrations of Japanese food, textiles and the landscapes of Kyoto are very colorful and playful.
Her keen eye to detail reminded me the beauty of everyday life in Japan which I wasn't paying much attention to when I was there: Beautiful wagashi (Japanese sweets), the colorful pattened socks, cherry blossom viewing, and tasty shaved ice with sweetened soy beans!
This is a great book for anyone who's interested in japanese culture and good design!
(available at New People the store)
New Peopleストアで販売中です。

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