Applying Kimono philosophy to manhole covers

13 July 2017 ● less than 1 min read ● 3 images

I create patterns from seemingly mundane urban landscape such as manhole covers. This is inspired by the works of 18th century Kimono artisan who saw beauty in everyday life then distilled them into iconic patterns.

With my commercial platform, MAMIMU TOKYO, I create cheery and eclectic patterns by transplanting the 18th century Kimono philosophy into 21st century urban landscape.

Very cool!

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June MineyamaSmithson

I'm an artist in London, United Kingdom

London-based Japanese artist/designer on a mission to inject optimism into the world.

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