How to Wrap Five Eggs

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How to Wrap Five Eggs

Originally published in 1975, this striking work surveys the everyday art of traditional Japanese packaging. 221 black-and-white photographs elegantly present the exquisite baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers used in Japan before mass production ousted natural materials in favor of convenience, reminding us of our connection to nature.


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Originally published in 1975, this striking work surveys the everyday art of traditional Japanese packaging. 221 black-and-white photographs elegantly present the exquisite baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers used in Japan before mass production ousted natural materials in favor of convenience, reminding us of our connection to nature.

Story

Originally published in 1975, this striking work surveys the everyday art of traditional Japanese packaging. Through 221 black-and-white photographs, How to Wrap Five Eggs elegantly presents the exquisite baskets, boxes, wrappers, and containers used in Japan before mass production ousted natural materials in favor of convenience. Made from bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper, and leaves these pieces simultaneously open a window onto a lost art and remind us of our connection to nature and work. The featured works were compiled by graphic designer Hideyuki Oka, who provides illuminating commentary on the origins, materials, and use of each piece. As eminent American designer George Nelson puts it, this book is “...a totally unexpected monument to culture, a way of life, a universal sensibility carried through all objects down to the smallest, most inconsequential, and ephemeral things.”

Specs
  • By Hideyuki Oka
  • Photography by Michikazu Sakai
  • Detailing the sophisticated design and natural aesthetics of traditional Japanese packaging
  • 221 black and white photographs
Origin
  • Printed in USA