The Tokyo Art Book Fair started today and I went to the opening last night as I was lucky enough to have lovely Ebony of Hello Sandwich inviting me :) It was huge and I was really impressed with the quality of the zines all the creators were exhibiting at the fair, of course including the new Hello Sandwich Scrap Book Zine and now too-famous-to-mention Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide! Having booths alongside Ebo-chan, I also met cute mogu-chan and lovely Anna Glesson from Australia who had the prettiest pale blue dress on that suited her perfectly.

The venue 3331 Arts Chiyoda (seen in above images borrowed from their website) was also awesome! Renovated from an old junior high school it provides cool art spaces that host many exhibitions and create many art scenes. I loved how it has a big open space at the front of the building (even with a green grass that you can go and sit on, which is (believe me) rare in Tokyo), especially being in the middle of the busy office area of Kanda.

The Tokyo Art Book Fair will be held for the next 3 days, so if you are free in Tokyo I'd recommend you get there and have fun!! And also do visit Hello Sandwich blog to see the photos from last night which Ebony took ;)


I realised that I haven't posted about nice cafes and shops in Tokyo for a while now, and I found these photos I took a while ago at another of my favourite cafes in the neighborhood so here it is! It is called "cafe 6-chome" and it's a lovely little cafe&shop in an old showa-period atmosphere. They sell Japanese antique furniture and it is fun just to go in and check out what new items they have every now and then. They are open in the evening during the week and open from the lunch time on the weekends. It's a good 15 minute walk from Jiyugaoka and there is nothing much around so it may not be so attractive for people visiting from other areas but I want to share my favourite space :) (My favourite cafe ikanika is not so far from this one, about 5 minute walk.)

cafe 6-chome
6-6-1 Todoroki
Setagaya-ku Tokyo 158-0082 (google map)

The new issue of ku:nel magazine is out now! The main copy of this new issue is "Greens by the windows" and it features lovely interior and outdoor greens used in many beautiful homes. So inspiring!

ku:nel vol.45 can be purchased here in my shop :)


ume-shu making
The horrible rainy season has finished and the real Japanese summer has settled. Hot, very hot. I hope I can survive it. I really do!
the window
ivy wall

green window
Back to Tokyo shots now with some greens. We are in the middle of the rainy season here in Tokyo and the weather has been really uncomfortable with high humidity which makes me want to do nothing much really. But the green colours seen around are deep and quite pretty right now, well at least.
The new mina perhonen catalogue from the autumn/winter 2010-2011 collection has just arrived, it is again so very beautiful..... oh how i wish to own their dress one day!