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Shinobu Machida

Collector 庶民文化探求家 in Tokyo Japan

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Mt. Fuji Takes a Bath

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 110 ON JAN 22, 2014

Shinobu Machida's beautiful landscape murals are truly a sight to see, and if you visit a public bath in Japan you just might see one of his works. Here Machida-san goes over the culture found in public baths, the interior scenery, and shows off a bit of his work. (in Japanese)

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Peko-chan In Vogue

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Collector extraordinaire Shinobu Machida speaks on one of Japan's most recognizable characters: Fujiya Co.'s mascot, Peko-chan. Here he shows off 20 of the nearly 300 different variations of Peko-chan he has photographed. You'll see Peko-chan in her overalls, a kimono, even mermaid Peko-chan! 

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Traditional Phallacies

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Renowned collector Shinobu Machida returns to speak on the topic of lucky cats, large-balled tanuki often found in front of izakaya-style Japanese bars, big-headed "fukusuke" statues, as well as numerous well-endowed figures and phallic statues. 

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Signs of the Times

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Illustrious collector Shinobu Machida returns, this time with a set of photos depicting traditional Japanese shop signs. Beautifully crafted and hewn from timber, bronze, and gold, the ornate work is certainly something to gape at. 

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Love Hotels of Japan

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Shinobu Machida, an art collector in Tokyo, shares his collection of photographs of the 'love hotels' across Japan. These photographs are especially valuable because many of these specialty hotels are being torn down in recent years. (in Japanese)

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Japanese Traditional Medicine World

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが送る、昔懐かしい日本の原風景紹介。今回は「薬」。薬袋や看板の意匠、ロングセラーの伝統薬についての紹介や隠されたエピソード。新しい発見が詰まってます!

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History of Package Design for Mosquito Coils

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

庶民文化探求家・町田忍さんによる、蚊取り線香のパッケージデザインの軌跡。

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Manneken Pis in Hamamatsucho Sta.

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 128 ON SEP 30, 2015

庶民文化研究家の町田忍さんが毎月1回30年間観測し続けてきた、JR浜松町駅の小便小僧像のファッションヒストリー。

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Public Bath - The Origin of Collector

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Living legend Shinobu Machida collector extraordinaire of Japanese goods, culture, moments and experiences joins an illustrious PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week 2015 Special lineup sharing his latest compilation of curiosity, this time images of the tradition Fuji Mountain murals in Japan's public baths.

PechaKucha Night Tokyoにレギュラーご出演中の、ユーモア溢れる内容で大人気、コレクターで庶民文化研究家の町田忍さん。今回は町田さんの原点と言える「銭湯」をテーマにユニークなプレゼンテーションを披露されています。

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Into the Afterlife with Style

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

最近見かける機会が減ってきた、 日本の豪華絢爛な霊柩車とその背景。 極楽浄土への入り口とは?を豊かな知識で町田忍さんが語ります!

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PAST VOL 132

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jan 27, 2016

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PAST VOL 129

Tokyo @ Meiji-Jingu Gaien (Tokyo Design Week)
Oct 28, 2015

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PAST VOL 128

Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Sep 30, 2015