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Traditional Japanese Packaging designs

Posted by rod - 30.03.2010

A deliciously set of five “sasa-dango,” dumplings wrapped in bamboo grass, a specialty from Niigata.

Two different kinds of natural bamboo are employed here: A section of a bamboo stem covered with a sasa (bamboo grass) leaf

and a bamboo container holding “mizu-yokan,” soft azuki bean jelly. By Furyudo.

Packaging design by Mizu Yokan. This fake bamboo tube can be bought at ordinary supermarkets.

This two bite-sized snack wrapped in bamboo grass is called “chimaki sushi.” By caterer Fukutsuchi for ¥420. Wrapped in additional plastic foil!

This lunch set by caterer Koichian is wrapped in natural bamboo sheath, including a bamboo ribbon, inside there are three different flavoured onigiri rice balls.

Bamboo sheath gone boxy – imprinted texture on a lunch box by Umi no Megumi.

Straw-wrapped natto by Tengu-natto from Mito. This area in Ibaraki prefecture is famous for it. Inside the package, the soybeans happily intermingle with the straw.

“Funa-natto:” Natto in a boat shaped package by Marushin. The inner lining of the boat package is made of natural wood.

Natto wrapped in a triangular wood shaving by Shimonita.

Package of fuki-miso, fermented soybean paste flavoured with Giant Butterbur, by Ganko Oyaji.

This is just one of them posts which I love. The above Japanese Packaging designs have some interesting approaches, love them. Some combining natural and synthetic materials and some just look natural but aren’t. Please check out Pingmag for more info. Unfortunately they don’t post anymore.

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  • From: DesignMyBox
  • Oct 07, 2010

Instant seller, I bet!

So similar to tamales in mexico :)

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