It’s Jiraiya’s lifeguard towel, produced by Massive Goods, on the Tokyo balcony. Will the lifeguard be helpful in an earthquake, too?
The ceramic was made at Kuge Crafts (手仕事屋久家）
Shu Kuge has shifted his art from comics to wood block prints, using the name Tokyo Balcony Garden Press. I love that the name references our Tokyo home. Above are some of the wood blocks he made this winter in Tokyo. Looking forward to spending the rest of spring and summer in Japan together.
In addition to his art work, Shu has also helped my consulting company, Social Models, with comics, personas, and mascots for corporate clients including Hitachi Design Division and Facebook. It’s been an amazing collaboration, with Shu’s comics going viral in my clients’ offices.