Uniquely formatted and designed as 58 frameable sheets enclosed in a portfolio, Shichimi is printed on heavy, waterproof stock, which gives you the freedom to interact with it and customize its use. Since many of the pages offer recipes on their other side, they are also intended to be used in the kitchen, adding a practical counterpoint to the magazine's aesthetic exploration.
Shichimi offers things magazines and books are not expected to offer. One page has been hand-embroidered by Mitsui or her mother. Supplemental pages include a sheet of waterproof origami paper, with instructions for folding it into an "onigiri" cup capable of holding food or drink." - Matt Sartwell, owner of Kitchen Arts & Letters in New York City
Collaborating photographers are:
- Toshio Ohno
- Yusuke Abe
- Toshiaki Kitaoka
- Ryo Hanabusa
- Hiroko Matsubara
- Shinichi Sasake
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Portfolio containing 58 sheets in full color, including one gatefold, plus supplemental explanatory pages. In English and Japanese.