Today we went to the おたより Exhibition in Ginza. (Thank you Hanibuchi-san for the tip!) The おたより exhibition features creative and colourful envelopes sent (mostly within Japan) to Kobe based Galerie 6c. The artists of the envelopes ranged from school children to adults.
It was beautiful to see the way that the postage stamps were intertwined into the artworks on some of these envelope works. For instance, the above envelope which features a drawing of Mt Fuji, where the tip of the mountain is a postage stamp.
The exhibition will continue in Ginza, Tokyo until November 5th, 2012 here (number 3 on the map). The exhibition will then continue on to Carta Bianca in Osaka. (I once held a workshop at their Tokyo store Winged Wheel).
I really enjoyed this exhibition and if you have a chance to visit the exhibition, please do! And if not, please enjoy seeing some of the beautiful envelopes below here.
For more envelope art inspiration:
A letter I sent to Dear Plastic and her lovely shoe box letter box collection.
Send more mail.
Lisa's beautiful collection of letters.
A letter I received from Luke.
A letter I sent to Boco-chan.
Some of my outgoing mail.
Beautiful Japanese floral stamps.
A beautiful letter exhibition in Belgium.
My letter writing collection on pinterest.
Do you have any great letter weblinks too? I would love to see!