We know you’re all craving the soothing flavor of carrot shochu, but alas, limited edition bottles of Kimi Kurasu Machi have either sold out or were unavailable in your prefecture to begin with. What now? Calm your nerves with the lovely artwork of Ota Takashi.
There was something strangely captivating about the illustrations on the Kimi Kurasu Machi labels. That’s because they weren’t illustrations at all, but three-dimensional dioramas made from paper cutouts.
These images are from his Nostalgic World series, a name we can’t help but love. Each one is indeed brimming with nostalgia, and absolutely gorgeous to behold. Takashi-san has contributed his work to Japan’s Car Graphic magazine and had his work displayed at Toyota’s MegaWeb showroom. You can buy his 2009 calendar from Lindbergh or his book, Paper Museum, from Amazon.
Unfortunately, the only images available are rather small but the detail is amazing, and so are the J-tin references. Can you identify them all?