If you’re a follower of my other blog, Picturing England, you will know that I am currently obsessed with The Big Egg Hunt. I haven’t mentioned it here because it didn’t seem to be anything to do with Japan… that is, until now.
209 large, decorated eggs have been placed in various locations across London, and the hunt is on to “collect” them all. The eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers. All of the eggs will eventually be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the charities Elephant Family and Action for Children.
While egg hunting the other day in the Carnaby Street area, I came across an egg called “Mirai”, which I instantly recognised as the Japanese word for “future”. The egg is designed by Daisuke Sakaguchi. While Sakaguchi was born in London, his work expresses his love for creative design through a fusion of his Japanese and British roots.
I absolutely adore the design of this egg, and would definitely bid for it if I was rich! Actually, smaller ones are available in Selfridges, but there were only 10 made of this one and I doubt I could afford one of those either. Still, at least I had the chance to see Sakaguchi’s beautiful work.
Find out more about Daisuke Sakaguchi on his website: The 27 Life.