Farewell My Tokyo are a series of framed artistic images created by designer Megumi Takami, who wanted to memorialize the essence of Tokyo for anyone who wants to keep a reminder of its colorful street signs, cozy neighborhoods, town landscapes, modern architectures and cultural landmarks.
Each image is made from a unique Japanese paper known as pachika, developed by paper company Takeo. The characteristics of the paper are such that when heated, the surface turns transparent. Takami works with a small group of skilled craftsmen who utilize a heat press to create each embossed image by hand. Pigment is then applied to emphasize certain areas of each print.
This view, known as the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station, originally opened in 1912. But the building was heavily damaged during WWII. A renovation, completed in 2012, revived some of the original glory of the sprawling, domed structure, regarded as a central Tokyo architectural masterpiece that bore witness to key historic events over the past century. It also houses a lovely boutique hotel.
- Designer: Megumi Takami (Ciaolink)
- Picture Size / 8.3 in x 5.8 in (210mm x 148mm)
- Frame Size / 15 in x 11.8 in (380mm x 300mm)
- Materials: Pachika paper, pigment, wood, glass
- Frame included
- Item ships separately from Japan. Displayed price includes cost of shipping.