Book of the month
We are really excited to make How to wrap five eggs our first book of the month offering.
We touched upon traditional Japanese wrapping through our article on Aowara / Japanese rice straw braids. Hopefully you will follow us down the rabbit hole to explore this wonderful 221 page photography book.
Originally published under the title How to Wrap Five More Eggs in 1975, How to wrap five eggs takes a deep look into natural wrapping and packaging from Japan. These humble yet intricate wrappings were mainly constructed with bamboo, rice straw, hemp twine, paper and leaves.
There is a humility in taking the utmost of care to protect everyday things, and we find flipping through the pages of this book very therapeutic.
American designer George Nelson praised the book, calling it "A totally unexpected monument to a culture, a way of life, a universal sensibility carried through all objects down to the smallest, most inconsequential, and ephemeral things.”
This is the first book we will be putting on the Minka library shelf, and hope it will find its way on to yours as well.
L26 x W18 x H2.5cm