Echoes of Japan

19 Feb

Echoes of Japan

When I was in high school, I lived in Japan for six months. I was in a small town and didn't have a lot of English speaking friends. There was a lot of quiet – time to appreciate the beautiful mountains and rice paddies, the architecture, and the fine arts in the village: beautiful papers and fabrics. I brought home a kimono and it hung on my wall for many years. I'll never forget the richness of the color before the sun eventually faded it.

So recently I was delighted to catch this article in the Weekender about Squishy Sushi's recycled jewelry. With lots of gorgeous Japanese prints, the pieces take me back to my time in Japan, and to all the beautiful things made there.

Made of recycled materials, Squishy Sushi's concept is to use reclaimed images as art. I love this idea, but rarely have I seen it so effectively put into practice.

The recycled scrabble tile cufflinks are terrific, but the vintage domino pendants take the cake.

Everything can be found on their website, and the pieces can be purchased through Etsy.com. The prices are reasonable. It's like traveling to another country – without the expense!

Photo above is from SquishySushi.

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No Responses to “Echoes of Japan”

  1. jc February 25, 2010 at 3:55 am #

    hi. glad i step into these items – to think they were handmade… thanks.. i might consider saying something about these things also.

  2. PakJewelry.net April 17, 2010 at 5:57 am #

    beautiful papers and fabrics. I brought home a kimono and it hung on my wall for many years.

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