Apr 02, 2010

Somei Yoshino Sakura Parasol

Somei Yoshino is a variety of Japanese Sakura tree that has nearly pure white blossoms that are tinged in a soft pink.

This limited edition parasol was created in collaboration with the wonderful artist,  Aya Kato. Aya Kato often works with fairytales and traditional motifs, turning them into bold, psychedelic, contemporary art pieces in a style sometimes recalling Manga and Art Nouveau.

The intention of this collaboration was to provide Aya Kato with a canvas for her motifs in the form of the iconic Sakura Parasol.

This project is special to me and the Somei Yoshino is one of the nicest parasols I’ve ever made.

Debuting today on Jwave radio and available online at Tokyo Premiere!