Sunday, November 4, 2012

おたより Exhibition

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Hello Sandwiches,

Today we went to the おたより Exhibition in Ginza. (Thank you Hanibuchi-san for the tip!) The おたより exhibition features creative and colourful envelopes sent (mostly within Japan) to Kobe based Galerie 6c. The artists of the envelopes ranged from school children to adults.

It was beautiful to see the way that the postage stamps were intertwined into the artworks on some of these envelope works. For instance, the above envelope which features a drawing of Mt Fuji, where the tip of the mountain is a postage stamp.

The exhibition will continue in Ginza, Tokyo until November 5th, 2012 here (number 3 on the map). The exhibition will then continue on to Carta Bianca in Osaka. (I once held a workshop at their Tokyo store Winged Wheel).

I really enjoyed this exhibition and if you have a chance to visit the exhibition, please do! And if not, please enjoy seeing some of the beautiful envelopes below here.


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For more envelope art inspiration:

A letter I sent to Dear Plastic and her lovely shoe box letter box collection.
Send more mail.

Lisa's beautiful collection of letters.

A letter I received from Luke.

A letter I sent to Boco-chan.

Some of my outgoing mail.

Beautiful Japanese floral stamps.

A beautiful letter exhibition in Belgium.

My letter writing collection on pinterest.


Do you have any great letter weblinks too? I would love to see!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

21 comments:

  1. oh I would have LOVED to attend this!!!
    Im a HUGE fan of snail mail and decorating envelopes ^_ ^
    Thank you for sharing Ebony!! these envelopes are amazing!!!
    By the way if you would ever like me to send you a letter, please let me know, I´d love to!! :D
    xoxo
    Ishtar

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    1. It's my pleasure! I'm pleased you could enjoy the pictures! :)))

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  2. wow! it's beautiful! what an amazing exhibition!

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    1. It was a small but lovely exhibition. And big on the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I am so happy you could enjoy it!

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  4. I have a board on Pinterest too:
    http://pinterest.com/puk/snail-mail/

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    1. Thank you for pinning my book letter holder on your page :)

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  5. Very cool, at the museum of post in Paris, they also has a whole room of mail art. It was so great to see...thanks for sharing Eb.

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    1. Hi Cathy! Nice to see you here! Wow that sounds amazing! I want to see it one day! Miss you! xoxo

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  6. Just gorgeous! Especially love the red table on the yellow envelope, and the girl listening to her record player. Oh, and the doughnuts! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for sharing - lovely ideas and things! Last week I started to do my own handmade envelopes...thanks to you for inspiration.

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    1. I'd love to see your own handmade envelopes! Do you have any pictures of them?

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    1. Thank you for your comment Lauren! They are lovely aren't they!

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  9. I'm always in awe of how unique Japanese designs can be.

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  10. I totally love this idea of making art with your stamps!!!

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    1. It's lovely isn't it! There was recently a book published here in Japan of an artist who works with making stamps into envelope artworks. He is so skilled you can hardly identify the stamps!!

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  11. Oh my gosh, I wanna do this to my own wall...since I'm waaay across the ocean and don't think I'll ever get to see this. But only thing is that I have a shortage of cool mail art from Japan. I'll just pretend :). It's such a brilliant idea. Japan, they got all the good stuff. They should make an exhibition book or pamphlet on this. And I can't get over how cool and beautiful the Nihon postage stamps are. If I were in Japan I'd totally be buying postage stamps just for art/collage purposes :D This post is eye candy! Oh, and so delighted to see a link to Send More Mail, one of my favorite mail blogs (J's my pen pal and such a wonderful gal). Now off to see those links to this exhibition. x

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