Castle Magic studio

Castle Magic Studio makes paper craftworks and  handmade books.

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' . 

 

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SPRING WINDOW MAGIC, Handmade book, Small Birds Book  

from RICE FIELD VOYAGE, Handmade book

Small Birds Book 


Since 2015 we 've also been trying abstract expression by paper craftworks as Art & Design handmade books. Art & Design handmade books will show you a wonderland of  light and shadow, colors, and shapes. Music,
especially rhythm always inspires us. The theme is "Rhythm in Peace and Peace in Rhythm". We intend to fill the pages with peace, or a state of being calm and quiet.
(Fuku Ikeda also makes paper artworks and graphic artworks. Refer to  "STRUCTURE OF RHYTHM".) 

 

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

WINTER ALBUM

(2014)

  Christmas, new year's day, etc. Some shots of

Japanese winter events

that include  traditional ones such as setsu-bun.

 

SPRING WINDOW MAGIC

(2015)

  Spring has come. Bees and frogs are waking up. You'll find shining spring through the magic windows.

 

 


RICE FIELD VOYAGE

(2015)

  Have  you ever seen watered rice fields in Japan?  You can explore the wonders of the water in rice fields.

STAR LIGHT MAGIC

(2014)

  Do you like stargazing? Some animals are coming down from the night sky.

 

LISTEN TO AUTUMN

(2015) 

  Small insects such as crickets make  beautiful sounds. We thank  deities for the rice harvest in autumn.  

 

FLOATING

(2014)

 You are on a water lily's leaf and a wind takes you to a whole new world.


FLORA'S MAGIC FAN

(2014)

 There're different colors winds which are bringing  flowers. You'll see common wild flowers of spring in Japan.

CALENDAR BOOK

(2013)

 The former half is about the moon waxing and waning. The latter half is a perpetual calendar.

 


BON APPETIT !

(2015)

Small birds grow the natural yeast and enjoy baking bread.



●Art & Design handmade book

EXHIBITION

OCTOBER  2015

(2015)

 Sketches for  some patterns. Watercolor. Our experimental work. 

 

EXHIBITION

FEBRUARY 2016

(2016)

Enjoy the shapes themselves. Three 3D and  collapsible paper craftworks are included. 

CATERPILLAR

(2016)

An artist sees a butterfly caterpillar eating patterns from potteries.

 

SILVERY WINTER

(2016)

You will be in a wonderland of light and shadow of winter.

PRISM IN MY MIND

(2016)

 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.

STRUCTURE OF RHYTHM

(2017)

A picture book about music and graphic artworks.



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