A very quick look at traditional Japanese packaging design. I was inspired after seeing a copy of Hideyuki Oka’s book How to Wrap 5 More Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging. Some of the items I saw in Oka’s book brought back memories of things my Japanese mother used to buy or that she received as gifts from faraway family and visiting friends.
There’s definitely much more to show and tell about Japanese packaging. And I promise to share more in an upcoming post.
love the eggs–i should think about my pakaging a little more!!
and my spelling PACKAGING
Your handbags are so beautiful. I think a pedestal and some nice lighting would be fabulous…if that were appropriate for packaging, that is. 🙂
I, too, remember intricate Japanese packaging with some having multiple practical purposes.
I just remember the beauty of the packaging. And, of course, the sweet treats that were usually inside. But furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) is pretty practical. Remember those?
These are exquisite and paradoxically delicate and practical. Reminds me a little of the shops in Brazil (pharmacies even) that took time to wrap my purchases as if they were gifts.
Thank you for sharing.
Hmmm…I wonder how much the practice of wrapping purchases in Brazil is influenced by the Japanese population? There was a significant immigration in the early 1900s of Japanese farmers brought in to work on coffee plantations. I believe there are over a million of their descendants living in Brazil today.