Kawaii Kitchen Week – Shinzi Katoh

Shinzi Katoh has been illustrating picture books since the early 70’s. He still maintains that vintage style, which I like very much. After working as chief designer for a stationery company, he designed goods incorporating ceramic, wood, melamine, glass, towel, tote bags and much more.

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Fairytale themed kitchenware isn’t uncommon for Shinzi Katoh:

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

One of my personal favourites are the peas in a pod chopstick rests and the apple bento items.

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Katoh is also known for his “Solarbear” character, which is a cute crying icebear. The book “Solarbear” tells people about the problems of global warming. Solarbear also made it into kitchenware, such as mugs, bowls and teapots, those are adorable ^^

Shinzi Katog Kawaii Japanese Kitchenware

Official website: www.shinzikatoh.com
Where to buy: Shinzi Katoh ShopModes 4 U, The Little Happy Shop, Zakka Design, eBay

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