Winnie the Pooh, Japanese Style

Winnie-the-Pooh lives in the Hundred Acre Wood, a fictitious microcosm of adulthood that’s scaled down to Christopher Robin’s size. Along with the forest’s chubby honey-eating hero, each of the main figures in A.A. Milne’s endearing and enduring classic children’s tales about Pooh Bear represents a different archetype from real life: there’s the trusty, naive sidekick Piglet; melancholy Eeyore; rambunctious Rabbit; wise old Owl; and motherly Kanga, along with her little Roo. Since the 1920s, Winnie-the-Pooh has inspired everyone from Disney to Odd Job, a Japanese studio and agency that draws from anything ‘kawaii,’ including Pooh. Via Odd Job, a group of Japanese artists AKA the Tokyo Studio Collective has created a limited-edition mini-product line that’s up for sale online for just 48 hours beginning Thursday night, or until the stuff is gone. Peep the Pooh-inspired gear right here.

Winnie the Pooh Japanese Style
Designed by Shashamin of Odd Job.

Winnie the Pooh Japanese Style
Designed by Shashamin of Odd Job.

Winnie the Pooh Japanese Style
Designed by Lefty Joe.

Winnie the Pooh Japanese Style
Black-and-white and full-color “sk8 decks” designed by Ruka Noguchi.

(All photos courtesy of ©Disney)

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