This cover fits an A5 size Hobonichi Cousin book. It has “butterfly-stopper” pen holders that use a pen to hold the cover shut. Based on the “Golden Mask” at the top of Taro Okamoto’s representative work “Tower of the Sun”. The cover interior is printed with the Tower of the Sun. The bookmark charms are in the shape of the Tower of the Sun as well.
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.
This is a cover only and does not include the Cousin book. The book is available here.