Monday, September 28, 2009

little tokyo shops zine



I can finally reveal my little side project!

Little Tokyo Shops Zine is an online zine with inspiring shop images and print and follow maps outlining 32 independent Tokyo stores across four districts.

Many of the shops featured support both local artisans and designers who sell beautiful handcrafted and original items and who often provide extra exhibition space to showcase artist's work.

I've been working day and night making sure my zine is as accurate and detailed as possible. I wish I had this zine when I went on my Tokyo trip, so I hope it is a useful resource for those heading to Japan.

Little Tokyo Shops is available now via my Etsy store. I made the decision to charge $5 as much love and many hours have gone into making the zine.

Enjoy and Happy Adventures!

22 comments:

Dudley Redhead said...

didn't want to ask the question..is it nearly there? WOO HOO!!!!! how exciting..
will be heading off to grab a copy indeed.. well done..

Little Waltz said...

Oh that's brilliant! Thank you for sharing, I'll definitely be posting about this on my blog soon!

Kate said...

Oh it looks amazing! Definitely bookmarked when the next Tokyo trip becomes a reality - wish I had it for my last trip there!

pammalu said...

what an amazing idea! I'm sure it'll be a smashing success!!

angela said...

Thank you for your lovely comments :)

Stay tuned for my Little Melbourne Shops Zine :)

Pip Lincolne said...

Yay! Yay! How good are you?! Thanks for sharing your tips on Tokyo! $5 is a bargain, I think!

brown rice and bicycles said...

This is a fab idea! I love the maps and the detail. I think you've just convinced me to get those 2 for 1 fares with Jetstar!

Lark said...

Yay! Looking forward to the Melbourne version! x

little me. said...

Oh, that's so cool !
How very exciting. :O
xx

far out brussel sprout said...

i'm putting in an pre-order for Sydney version

Kirsty said...

Good on you Angela. How fabulous.

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

you're just so clever, for heaven's sake!!! i was commented on a blog recently if it's just me or is every creative being taking themselves to tokyo? might just have to get your zine and take myself there in a vicarious way. well done, angela!

Hello Sandwich said...

:) nice one little Angela! I wish I could have been in Tokyo with you when you were scouting for material! Next time ;)
Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

Little Snoring said...

Hi Angela

Thanks for the comment on New Math - it really does make maths seem so much easier than it possibly is..

Love Toyko. Although it was so long ago, would love to go again this time armed with a bit more knowlegde - your zine would be perfect. I am sure it will fly off the listings~

best

Edwina

gini said...

great idea! i can't wait to get mine!!!!!
merci

xxxxx
gini

Fibo said...

I think I'll definitely have to check out this zine because today I got a job offer from a teaching school in Japan! I won't be heading off until around January so I have plenty of time to research the best places to go while I'm there :D

teddybearswednesday said...

How totally and utterly exciting!! YAY for you!!! THank you!!!! I agree with Pip $5 is a BARGAIN!! this is so exciting, thanks Angela, you are a gem! xo

.girl ferment. said...

what a fabulous idea
when i one day make it to tokyo it will be a gem
thank you

ii-ne-kore said...

congratulations! what a great thing! and definitely $5 is a bargain!

riyo/talktothewind said...

wow! sounds great!!!
wanna have it myself!!!!

one little acorn said...

Hey Angela
I haven't dropped by for ages, but I have just caught up on all your blogging goodness...
I love the zine and I can see lots of cities on a growing list (which I am sure you have thought of and they are probably already in the pipeline!)
Congratulations and well done.
Talk soon.

Little Jane St said...

Hi Angela:)
I just bought my copy! Looking forward to getting it in my hot little hands!!