Hobonichi 2024 is now at Nishura East!

Hobonichi – 2024 Weeks, Taro Okamoto: Three Faces


The iconic Hobonichi Weeks 2024 is now available at Nishura East!

This narrow Weeks book is light, hardcover book with some give to it so it still bends. The three faces of Taro Okamoto’s renowned work “Tower of the Sun” is expressed with foil. The back cover has the Taro sign foil-pressed in gold.

  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Paper: Tomoe River paper – Thin & light-weight paper.
  • Start of Week: Monday
  • Yearly Index: Jan – Dec 2024 (2 Pages)
  • Monthly Calendar: Dec 2023 – Mar 2025 (32 Pages)
  • Week-to-view Layout: 27th Nov 2023 – 5th Jan 2025
  • Graph Paper Size: 3.55 mm
  • 73 Gridded Memo Pages


About the Artist

Taro Okamoto moved to Paris in 1929 at 18, where he participated in core organizations of the abstract art movement, and also gained invaluable experience by immersing himself in ethnographic studies at the University of Paris. After returning to Japan in 1940, he developed his avant-garde art in postwar Japan and produced a series of controversial artworks. In 1951, Okamoto first encountered Jomon pottery. He traveled throughout Japan in the late 1950s and created a number of photographs and essays. He designed the Tower of the Sun for the 1970 Osaka World Expo and became a well-known national figure. Even after his death in 1996, he continues to have a great influence on the younger generation.


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