A compilation of engaging essays, striking photography and interviews with artists, artisans and designers, sankaku Vol. 01 ventures into some of Tokyo’s niche manufacturing, crafts and creative businesses. This inaugural limited-edition version is beautifully hard-back bound by Shinohara Shiko, Tokyo bookbinders interviewed in the book, and features an illustration by Tokyo-based artist Grace Lee. It also comes in a protective cotton bag.
Thoughtful writing and personal interviews cover a side of Tokyo rarely explored — from the ateliers of Edo Kiriko cut-glass artisans and plastics specialists to insights into mechanical keyboard design and an artist residency within a refurbished rice shop.
It’s a labor of love, a peek into a unique pocket of Tokyo life, and a wealth of fantastic photography.
An online media platform, sankaku is developed and produced by an international creative team based in Japan and Canada. Ever evolving, it focuses on supporting creativity in Japan by fostering personal connections with artistic communities in Japan, including craftspeople, designers, artists, writers and more.
Featuring: Stand No More, Almost Perfect, Ogawa: The Prototyping Town, Tokyo Keyboard, Horiguchi Kiriko, Grace Lee, and Shinohara Shiko. Hardcover, 123 pages A5 (148 x 210 mm) Printed on 115 gsm matte coated paper Cover - FSC-certified recycled paper board Bradel bound, unwrapped cover Printed in Nagano by Fujiwara Printing Bound in Tokyo by Shinohara Shiko Original cover art by Grace Lee Published by sankaku