Try the latest in Japanese art and craft…It’s a New York model kit: part of the Architectural Model series, which you can easily assemble simply by tearing off the precut parts. Items from the street corners of New York, the world’s most exciting city and a melting pot of many races, have been carefully selected.
The simple modelling, which omits fine details, is also highly versatile and complements the sense of scale. 1/100 scale. Designer Naoki Terada believes that 1/100 is the perfect scale for creating, as it creates just enough difference in the objects, such as between human poses and gestures, a folding chair and a wooden chair, and a Shiba Inu and a Golden Retriever.
The Terada Mokei Architectural Model Accessories kit is great for those who love arts and crafts. It also makes a wonderful present for children – get them using their hands and minds rather watching tv and playing computer games.
The Model Includes:
Normal people, some quite large people, dogs, squirrels, stands, hotdogs, pretzels, mailboxes, hydrants, subway exits, bicycles, bicycle stands, barricades, trash bins, mounted policemen and so on.
Package size: 170mm x 110 mm
Weight: 12 grams
More about Terada-Mokei:
It was established in 2011 with a view to exploring the potential for modelling, which is created by scaling things down and giving them detail, through models. It reflects Naoki Terada’s belief that when real items are replaced with models, the latter have an essence of reality, stuffed with dreams, and the potential to become more vibrant.
Terada also considers it important to enjoy the process of assembling models. Terada-Mokei also hopes to convey the fun of assembling models and imagining the same. ‘I designed the accessory sets as kits you can assemble. As the accessory kits are assembly kits, I designed them to be fun for you to do so, however I would be just as pleased if you are so inclined to just enjoy envisioning their unassembled potential as well.
As with assembling plastic models, the most exciting part is looking over the ‘blueprints’ and imagining their potential. If it makes you happy just to hold the package, that would make me happy as well.’