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Paper Relief Images Capture the Glory of Tokyo

Art Design Tokyo Kanto

Farewell My Tokyo is a series of framed artistic images created by designer Megumi Takami, who wanted to memorialize the essence of Tokyo for anyone who wants to keep a reminder of its colorful street signs, cozy neighborhoods, town landscapes, modern architectures and cultural landmarks.

Each image is made from a unique Japanese paper known as pachika, developed by paper company Takeo. The characteristics of the paper are such that when heated, the surface turns transparent. Takami works with a small group of skilled craftsmen who utilize a heat press to create each embossed image by hand. The pigment is then applied to emphasize certain areas of each print.

Check out the Farewell My Tokyo collection in the Spoon & Tamago shop and view more from the collection via the link below.