Shūshū: Matchboxes from Kikuko Obachan's Collection” (2022)

This hand made zine contains a collection of matchboxes my great aunt put in a baked sweets box. I found this box several years ago while cleaning out her house, where I live with my family now. This collection has no specific historical nor any market value, but was special to her for some personal reason. I was attracted to the value of these tiny things that can’t be replaced by anything else.

First hand-made zine edition of 30 copies. Each copy has different page orders.




Title: Shūshū: Matchboxes from Kikuko Obachan's Collection
Artist: Yukihito Kono
Self published, August 2022
Pigment inkjet print on Japanese rough paper
Softcover, glue binding
165 x 105 x 7 mm
94 pages
First edition of 30 copies (unique) + 2AP

IACK (Kanazawa, JP)
Flotsam Books (Tokyo, JP)
Dashwood Books (NY, US)