On my last day I visited the paper showroom for TAKEO papers in Jinbocho in Tokyo. The space had a huge range of their papers available to sample as well as a collection of hand bound and hand made books with bookmaking tools on display. This was a really striking (and orderly!) space and pushed me to think about the availability of materials and how this can shape self publishing and design outcomes.
These are only my highlights of the trip! And I will be linking projects generated from this trip on this blog in the new year.