Saturday, May 28, 2011

How to wrap five eggs

How To Wrap Five Eggs: Japanese Design in Traditional Packaging photography by Michikazu Sakai

This is a beautiful book containing handsome black and white photographs of simple products packaged in simple materials: rice straw, bamboo, ceramics, paper, and even leaves. The boxes, wrappers, and casks depicted in this volume are all hand-made and most of them are quite wonderfully elegant, from the humble eggs of the title, to utilitarian jars of miso, and expensive casks of sake meant as souvenirs and gifts.

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