Fine Art | Tokyo Japan Book Art

Hello, friends! If you've been around the blog for a while, you might have heard me allude to the summer I spent in Tokyo, Japan. If you've been reading my blog for a LONG time, you probably remember when it happened and may have even read the long, rambling posts of a nineteen year old whose entire world was turned upside down in the matter of six weeks.

Although it's been three and a half years (!!!!!) since I spent the summer in Tokyo, it remains very. very. very. very. special to me. I still keep up with those I went with, even though they live all across the country (and some currently across the world) and we still Skype and visit each other when we can. (I get to see Jennie in a month! Can. Not. Wait. :):):) The internet has also allowed me to keep up with a few of the people we met while we were overseas, and I genuinely hope it's in God's plan that we return someday, because I left a giant piece of my heart there.

Anyway, I used my junior book arts class as an excuse to finally organize all of my letters, photos, and memorabilia, and to this day it remains one of the most special pieces of art I've ever created.

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It's an accordion-style book that looks fairly small, but when you open it, it folds out into an eight panel book with pockets.

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On the outside of each envelope are purikura images my teammates and I made.... we were obsessed. We made so. much. purikura.

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Behind the envelopes are some larger notes and post cards that refused to be contained. :)

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Inside each pocket are envelopes that I bought while in Japan, and each envelope holds a different set of memories.

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I am so grateful for the time was able to spend in Tokyo, and the memories this book represents are so, so special to me. I honestly think I'm the most sentimental person in the world... just pulling this out today and looking at it again made me all weepy.

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