Yuki Tatsumi became fascinated with the phenomenon of the “Japanese tip” while studying at university and working part-time at a restaurant. A chopstick wrapper left behind on a table had been transformed into a work of art by a customer. From that moment he decided to search out and collect these playfully folded wrappers, eventually collecting more than 13,000 items. From Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, he drove up and down Japan gathering the paper treasures, which can be found in a dizzying array of designs and shapes. From elegant origami creatures and human-like twists, to miniature neckties and simple motifs, each one is a unique creation.
114 p, ills color & bw, 15 x 21 cm, paperback, Japanese/English