Journal — Japanese Design

The Garden of the Nezu Museum, Aoyama Tokyo

The Garden of the Nezu Museum, Aoyama Tokyo

A collection of images from a morning spent walking the garden at the start of Summer, 2017. No matter the season, if visiting Tokyo make sure you allow time for the Nezu Museum.  www.nezu-muse.or.jp

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ITO Bindery

ITO Bindery

I first came across Ito Bindery through a simplistic, yet striking photo of their drawing pads on the vast landscape of the internet. So taken by the appearance of these minimal pads I investigated further and found that each one is handmade by a team of 6 men out of their bookbinding factory in Tokyo, Japan. The company began as a notebook bindery plant named “Hakucho-Do” in 1938. Since then they have evolved to what we know them as today, ITO Bindery - still upholding their original values of handmade quality and craftsmanship. In 2010 they received a highly acclaimed...