Takako Masuki Capu capu forest kindergarten Logo
Capu capu forest kindergarten Logo is Iron Design Award winner in 2021 - 2022 Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Award Category.
Capu capu forest kindergarten Logo

This kindergarten is different from ordinary kindergartens in that it allows students to experience nature from the age of zero. The design also focuses on the concept of expressing the innocence and simplicity of a child. She aimed to keep the shape as simple as possible to leave room for creativity. She used a paper cutout-like form. She also included various creatures that children may encounter in the forest as motifs. She used Risograph for printing. Since they had a limited budget they used rough paper which is commonly used at schools and can express natural feelings.

Capu capu forest kindergarten Logo
Takako Masuki Capu capu forest kindergarten
Takako Masuki Logo
Takako Masuki design
Takako Masuki design
Takako Masuki

Masuki is a graphic designer and zine maker living in Tokyo. She has worked for several design firms including India and Shanghai. Since then, she has been actively working as a freelancer. On the other hand, she is also working on illustrating and publishing a book on Asian cuisine. In 2021, she won the best of the best in the design category of the Gourmand Cookbook Awards, the Oscars of cookbooks.

Capu capu forest kindergarten

Capu capu forest kindergarten started in Ome in 2017. Every weekday, parents and infants from the age of 0 and up have been going out to various natural places in Ome. In spring, they pick flowers and plants in the mountains; in summer, they play in the river; in autumn, they rake leaves in the forest; and in winter, they play with frost and ice in the fields. They have encountered tadpoles, beetles, praying mantis, antelopes, and wild boars, not to mention flying squirrels. In addition to playing, the children also work with nature, dyeing, making preserved and seasonal foods, and growing radishes and potatoes in the fields.