Saturday, May 24, 2008

Japanese Craft Books - A dose of inspiration

ISBN978-4-529-04543-8

I was out in the city today and got a chance to visit one of my favorite bookstores, Kinokuniya Book Stores. This is where I get my Japanese Craft book fix. Usually I just admire the books and absorb as much information as I can. But today I actually purchased a book. Something about the "Zakka" style just inspires me. The craft's are so clean and fresh. The books themselves have exquisite layouts and photographs. All the components to make a perfect craft book. Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!



8 comments:

Renna said...

I would be sold on those photographs, too!

Marina G. said...

¡Wonderful!. Congrats.

Indigo Blue said...

I love Japanese craft books. In fact I have my eye on one for bags as week speak. Shall I treat myself?

bunbun said...

great choice of zakka book, I love gazing at them in Kinkokuniya as well!

I always want to buy the expensive zakka cookbooks, but rarely do.

The photos are so good, it makes them worth every penny!

kawaii crafter said...

indigo blue - I don't think I would ever say no to that question

motownjunkie said...

hi! i live in japan - and i picked up that magazine/book last month! isn't it great? i made a couple of those tissue holders (the one w/the leaf) in different colors - it's an adorable pattern! and they make great gifts for co-workers =)

i love your blog cause a lot of the posts are about japan and crafting! keep it up

kawaii crafter said...

motownjunkie

that was one of the patterns I loved in the book! I still haven't had a chance to make it, one day.

Thanks for all your kind words

jessica

Liz said...

I have to tell you that you shop at all the places my Grandmother used to take me when I was a very little girl! My Grandmother was half Japanese and would take me and my Mother to Japantown often for sushi and shopping. Brings back great memories.

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