Japanese magazine, Hanako.


Even though I can't read what they say, Japanese magazines have the most wonderful photographs. This one that caught my eye is called Hanako, a women's entertainment magazine from Tokyo. I believe it might have been an issue covering dessert trends in 2010...so says the few words in English that are on the cover.

The cover photo just drew me in with the soft light and the bokeh! I'm in love with bokeh!

Look at those French macaroons on the top right corner. How pretty are the colors!

Aren't these jars adorable! I love the simple way they're presented. Very clean and cute!

Hmm...it seems that these are the only photos I took of the magazine. I wish I had more to share. I'll try to squeeze in a few more clicks when I get out the camera again. And I'm so sad that I only have 2 more days left with my free trial of Photoshop CS5...ohh such heartbreak!

Side note: I just realized it's 4:07 am! Time flies when you're on the computer. It's actually wonderful right now. The rain is slowly trickling and I can hear it pitter patter outside. The air is nice and cool and it's pretty much quiet. I thought I would do some sketching but I think I should go to bed before I spend half of the day in bed. I plan on going to the post office tomorrow and seeing if they've finally received the sweet butterfly stamps that I so badly need for some reason. Goodness!


  1. Wow! I never heard about boekh. Thanks for guiding me to wikipedia. This sort of magazines is my favorite to. Absolutly adorable.

  2. Hi Lelo,
    Oh good :) glad to have guided you to bokeh via Wikipedia. It's always a learning experience for me too when it comes to photography. Once I learned about bokeh, I wanted to bokeh all my photos.
    Japanese magazines are wonderful!
    Have a great weekend!
    xo, Merissa.

  3. The pictures are soooo beautiful! I specially like the cover of the magazine, the tipography is very original.
    Thank you for sharing this material.

  4. Glad you like it Euphoria :)
    xo, Merissa.

  5. Aloha Merissa, thanks for the visit! I see you like Japan too. I agree with Euphoria, the graphic design is great and you're absolutely right, japanese photography is always so beautiful... Yours is wonderful too! :)

  6. Aloha Melampyrum :) Thank you so much. I can't get enough of Japanese magazines and all their cool crafts. Someday I'll visit Japan and get my fill :)


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