Posted by marc April 18, 2016
Hakone Dot Uamou

The Hakone Dot Uamou collection has been a hot item at the Hakone Open Air Museum gift shop. Ayako Takagi has created a handful of new colorways which feature hand-painted polka dots. The highlight of this collection is the blue GID colorway. Most GID plastic looks kind of gross in daylight, but this sofubi has a robin's egg blue, which I'd love even if it didn't glow in the dark. The bummer is that these are only available in-store, so unless you're going on vacation to Hakone, you're probably not going to be able to pick one of these up. But then again, Studio Uamou is making that vacation idea sound good:

The Hakone Open Air Museum is located in the beautiful green pastures of Hakone-machi and comes highly reccomended for people who already have plans visiting the area for its many hot-water springs and onsen resorts. Art blends with nature in this peaceful outdoor sculpture park, where over a thousand works by both Japanese and Western artists are framed by trees, grass and mountains.  It has an impressively wide collection of works made by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Churyo Sato and many others.

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