Yuki Tatsumi "Japanese Tip - Soul of Japan on the Table"

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Yuki Tatsumi "Japanese Tip - Soul of Japan on the Table"

What is this object?

One day, when Yuki Tatsumi cleaned up the tables in his part-time job at a restaurant, he found a chopstick wrapper that had been transformed into a work of art.
He considered this object to be a thank you sign from the customer that expressing the gratitude for the meal, so he named this object a "Japanese Tip".

Since then, Yuki Tatsumi started to travel around 47 prefectures in Japan over a year and he searched the cooperating shops to collect "Japanese Tip" objects as a collector.

At restaurants, pubs, sushi shops, ramen shops and coffee shops in the whole country, somebody fold a chopstick wrapper into many shapes.

He found and collected, the number of items was going to be more than 13,000!

HASHIOKI (chopstick rest) / BIRD / MARINE LIFE / LIVING THING / DOG / BOAT / PLANE / STAR /
HUMAN / CLOTHING / RIBBON & TIE / JEWELRY / CRANE & TURTLE / FAN / FLOWER / HEART etc.
in this book, the carefully selected over 700 items in his collection will be introduced at once!!

The folding paper into some objects is definitely a uniquely Japanese habit.
Why did they make this shape?
Please look beyond the object and discover its unique story.


--- Profile of Yuki Tatsumi ---
Born in 1990, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
Graduated from Kyoto University of Art & Design, then moved to Ama Town, Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture
and now currently works at an aged-care facility in Kyoto while devoting time to collecting art materials and conducting research.
Previous art exhibitions include "Tatsumi's Beach Junk Art Store" and "Japanese Tip - Soul of Japan on the Table".


Author: Yuki Tatsumi

Art Direction, Design and Editing: Maico Kodaira

Specifications : 148 mm x 210 mm / 114 pages
* Including English translation booklet

Published : 2018
ISBN : 978-4-89815-480-9

  • Price : 4,000 yen (including shipping and handling charge)
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