Packing in Japanese
Japanese design was considered, considered and will be considered as one of the most advanced and innovative in the world.
Japanese packaging design has a deep history that is completely different from the history of packaging in Europe, America and other developed countries. If the packaging concept first means by a word meaning in Europe, "close", "conclude", "save", then in Japan, initially under the package was meant "wrapping", "wrapping". Even a literal translation from Japanese to English sounds rather than package design, and wrapping design.
Japanese design is very versatile. On the one hand, it is the simplicity, elegance and stylish minimalism of Japanese packaging, and on the other - the use of sophisticated techniques of origami, furoshiki and traditional packaging materials - straw, silk and bamboo.
Simplicity and sophistication - Japanese ideals of beauty. The design of the Japanese are adherents of stylish minimalism. That is the true value in the international festivals of design and packaging.
Juice in the fruit
Packing for confectionery. Grand Prix of Japan Package Design Awards 2011
Shades in the form of light bulbs
The adhesive sheets for recording design studio D-Bros issued in the form of juicy fruits notched. The grid, like the one which is sold in real fruit, leaves packed 150 on wooden stem.
Packaging-ball for ball tofu or Japanese puddings made of an elastic material which is easy to change resolution. One has only to pierce the packaging toothpick - and from it will be only a small piece of rubber.
Plastic Bag Lake
laconically box for scarves
The cosmetic line
The Japanese resorted to the aesthetics of "Kawai" in the design of products quite different categories, ranging from condoms and finishing matches. They manage to make a pretty cute and any packaging, decorating it funny characters, mascots.
Along with packaging according to generally accepted standards in Japan is widespread challenging traditional packaging. This is mainly Japanese sweets, traditional alcoholic drinks, dishes and chopsticks, accessories for various Japanese calligraphy schools of ikebana, martial arts and so on. The packaging of these products are used traditional materials: Japanese paper, wood, bamboo, straw, silk. Often, such a package has a complex geometric shape.
Another tradition - graphic culture. Which may occur, for example, in a package of soda.
origami and furoshiki
Japanese re-do one kilogram sack of cookies is unlikely someone will be able to. Japanese box each cookie will be packed separately, each five pieces will be folded in a plastic container with compartments, all this is packed in a cardboard box with some explanatory little book, then everything is wrapped in paper and placed in a separate paper bag. Japanese packaging is folded as deftly as origami. And have fun begin already from the unfolding process.
The famous Japanese sweets are always wrapped up in technique Furoshiki (literally translated as "bath mat" and is a square piece of cloth, which since ancient times was used for wrapping and carrying items of any shape and size). Each candy necessarily separately.
The nature of the Japanese people - to do things not just beautiful, but also comfortable with a purely functional point of view. It is difficult to imagine a situation where the Japanese would be an elegant package would be completely incomprehensible: how to reveal how to uncork, and it would have to tear or break teeth on her nails, which is often found in the design of both European and American packaging.
Onigiri - Japanese fast food - sold in any grocery store, and are very cheap. This rice bun triangular shape with fish or other fillings wrapped in "nori" - Dried pressed seaweed. onigiri packaging problem was that the rice component onigiri should be wrapped in nori just before use. One could certainly pack the rice and nori separately, but then most of the difficulty was to use onigiri "on the go" because of the great expenditure of time, first in the process of deploying components, and then the subsequent "HERZ-TS" one to the other. Was coined packaging design used today, regardless of the manufacturer onigiri themselves.
Rice bun wrapped packaging film, cut in the middle (the median) of the triangle, the second layer of packing is nori. A third outer layer is the actual packaging onigiri, rupturable again by median triangle prior to use and easy to pull out together with the first film layer. As a result of simple manipulations nori layer remains on the rice balls. Simple, fast, tasty and healthy! Pack of instant noodles with a colander. Depending on the type of noodle varies the number and size of holes.
Mini package for the sauce, butter, ketchup or syrup. The mechanism is simple: to bend the container with two fingers, with the result that the packaging is broken in the middle and the content follows.
A very popular packaging for butter or margarine. The opening in the container allows to leave a knife for spreading inside. It is safe and saves time.
Disposable capsule for honey from Meijiya. We have a head capsule, which must be released. After that honey may be poured through the small hole appeared.