ナナアクヤ (NanaAkua)

ナナアクヤ (NanaAkua)
コミュニケーションデザイナー/nanabo 代表
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  • Mar 16, 2021

10 Questions for the Plaban Crafter! (3) Ms. Yu-Shan Huang

Here are 10 questions from PLABAN.net to the Plaban artists who have registered as members of the 3D Plaban Association! We are asking them about the reasons why they started working with Plaban, their episodes, favorite tools, and thoughts on their works. Our third interviewee is Yu-Shan Huang, who has published books on Plaban craft in Taiwan and teaches the charm of them in her own workshop! Profile Yu-Shan Huang (黃于珊) A handcraft enthusiast who explores the world of hand-paint Plaban making, work in teaching, creation, and customization. Published the fourth Plaban book in 2021. Own a personal craft studio called “The Crafter 手創工房” in Taipei, Taiwan. A recipient of the Grand Prize in the Craft category of the “Copic Awards 2017”. Profile Details Meet […]

  • Mar 12, 2021

10 Questions for the Plaban Crafter! (2) Ms. Saori Shiba

Here are 10 questions from PLABAN.net to the Plaban artists who have registered as members of the 3D Plaban Association! We are asking them about the reasons why they started working with Plaban, their episodes, favorite tools, and thoughts on their works. Our second interviewee is Saori Shiba, whose masterpiece is deep blue flowers, and who sends her healing thoughts with delicate Plaban flowers! Profile Saori Shiba Plaban artist who creates delicate expressions of flowers with the concept of “bringing a moment of shrink plastic flowers into your lives.” Her masterpiece is a flower expressed in various shades and depths of blue, and she strives to create works that give the recipient a sense of healing. The author of『プラバンで作るステキなお花のアクセサリー』(PHP Institute). Profile Details Meeting Saori Shiba […]

  • Feb 8, 2021

February 8th, 2021, “PLABAN.net” is open!

Hello! I am NanaAkua. (I am using a transition site to help my English. I hope you could understand what I wanted to write.) February 8th is Plaban Day (Shrink Plastic craft day) ! I am establishing it this year 2021. I’ve also decided that the 28th of every month will also be Plaban Day! That’s why I’ve decided to open a new website for Plaban Craft. (In Japanese, “2 “ sounds like “pu” and “8” sounds like “ba” in some cases) What do you think of when you hear the word “Plaban(Shrink Plastic)”? As a material for plastic models(model kit)? Or as a magical plastic sheet that shrinks when heated in a toaster oven? When you say “Do Plaban“ in Japanese, it most likely […]

  • Feb 8, 2021

What’s ”Plaban”?

Plaban is short for plastic sheet in Japanese. Plaban is short for plastic sheet in Japanese. In this website, we introduce Plaban crafts that shrink when heated, but there are also Plaban that do not shrink even when heated. When purchasing, please read the product description carefully and be sure to choose a Plaban that shrinks. If you continue to heat Plaban or other plastics that do not shrink when heated in a toaster oven, there is a risk of ignition, so please be careful. What is “Plaban” made of? Shrinkable Plaban are made of a material called “Polystyrene”. Many of the plastic containers that you find in delicatessen shops have the mark “PS” on them, which can also be used as a shrinking type […]

  • Feb 8, 2021

We’re going to open a new website, Plaban.net, which will provide various information about Plaban(means shrink plastic in Japanese) crafts!

Starting this year 2021, I have decided that February 8th and the 28th of each month will be the day of Plaban crafts. On February 8, 2021, the first of these “Plaban Days,” we will open Plaban.net, a website with various information on “Plaban crafts”! I’m sure there are many people who have at least once tried “Plaban (means shrink plastic in Japanese) crafts”, where you draw pictures on a thin plastic board with oil-based markers and shrink it in a toaster oven to make a mascot. It’s nice and fun to see how something you drew shrinks to a small size and becomes clear and beautiful, or how something that was thin and flimsy becomes thick and solid. You may already have tools such […]