Tsutsumo is the Japanese art of wrapping objects or gifts. This publication documents the traditional packaging collection of the late Hideyuki Oka, who saw in these traditional hand-made objects a folk art form worthy of study.
This wonderful book collects together hundreds of examples of Oka's packaging collection, largely comprised of items made from rice straw, paper, bamboo, hemp twine and other natural materials. From pastries wrapped in bamboo leaves to earthenware lunchboxes and wooden sake crates, this book will introduce you to ingenious crafted packaging solutions which are all about form and function (rather than carriers of advertising copy).
This edition features a translated English introduction and a fully translated list of all objects included.