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Design Festa Wall Sized Paintings

One of the most interesting aspects of the biggest twice-annual art and design events here in Tokyo – the Design Festa – is the wall sized paintings. 196 more words

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Cuesukeya - Tin Doll Project

One of my favorites from this year’s Design Festa was Mr Masato Homma and his very low-key no thrills exhibition of customized tin dolls, known as Buriki-ningyo here in Japan. 137 more words

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Siryu Paper Craft Dragons

At the twice yearly Design Festa I saw this wonderfully creative papercrafter and his amazing creations! Most of his work is of dragons but there’s a few people and other animals as well, tigers and even a kitty! 86 more words

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Fat Cats

At last years Design Festa I came across this wonderful sculptor and his fantastic work in clay. What about these wonderfully jolly fat cats? Beautifully and lovingly hand crafter by Masaki Tak in Hiroshima, in his studio Necologic.








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Felt Cats - Cat Doll

At Design Festa 2010 I came across these incredibly life like cat dolls made out of felt! The skilled craftsman calls his studio 猫人形の部屋 in Japanese, which has been awkwardly translated as “Room Of Cat Doll” in English. 41 more words

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The Miniatures of Ichiyo Haga

Probably my favorite exhibition at Design Festa 2010 was the works of Ichiyo Haga (芳賀一洋, see his bilingual website here). His speciality is street scenes, miniatures, buildings and lit rooms so detailed and beautiful you can hardly believe you own eyes. 86 more words

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The Great Mushrooming

At Design Festa 2010 I saw these wonderful mushroom lamps by the Great Mushrooming himself. Made by glass, LED lights and found wood. I was not the only one in absolute awe of the beauty of these practical works of art – the crowd in front of his exhibition was thick with people. 127 more words

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