Castle Magic studio
It was named after our paper craftworks shaped like a castle. It was started by Fuku Ikeda in 2012.
We are based in Nara, Japan. Nara has a lot of nature and here the people, especially farmers still have traditional life styles. Our handmade books are inspired by farming life, beautiful scenery and small creatures in a small village. We hope that you'll find the life styles with nature of Japanese people in our ' Small Birds Books' .
SPRING WINDOW MAGIC, Handmade book, Small Birds Book
from RICE FIELD VOYAGE, Handmade book
Small Birds Book
Our books are all picture books that have no words. So we would like different countries' people to enjoy them.
The information about our exhibition and sale is available on this web site.
from EXHIBITION OCTOBER 2015,
Art &Design handmade book
Castle Magic Studio's HANDMADE BOOKS
Our handmade books are all colored, painted, and bound by hand. We've made the same designed handmade books many times so far. The year in the parenthesis is when the first book was released. ( 16 × 22.5 ㎝)
●Small Birds Books
Christmas, new year's day, etc. Some shots of
Japanese winter events
that include traditional ones such as setsu-bun.
SPRING WINDOW MAGIC
Spring has come. Bees and frogs are waking up. You'll find shining spring through the magic windows.
RICE FIELD VOYAGE
Have you ever seen watered rice fields in Japan? You can explore the wonders of the water in rice fields.
STAR LIGHT MAGIC
Do you like stargazing? Some animals are coming down from the night sky.
LISTEN TO AUTUMN
Small insects such as crickets make beautiful sounds. We thank deities for the rice harvest in autumn.
You are on a water lily's leaf and a wind takes you to a whole new world.
FLORA'S MAGIC FAN
There're different colors winds which are bringing flowers. You'll see common wild flowers of spring in Japan.
The former half is about the moon waxing and waning. The latter half is a perpetual calendar.
BON APPETIT !
Small birds grow the natural yeast and enjoy baking bread.
●Art & Design handmade book
Sketches for some patterns. Watercolor. Our experimental work.
Enjoy the shapes themselves. Three 3D and collapsible paper craftworks are included.
You will be in a wonderland of light and shadow of winter.
PRISM IN MY MIND
It includes 5 different colors packets. Each packet represents a bird's mind in each color. You can open them one by one and observe small objects inside as its mind.
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