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My Epic Zine Collection: 6 Japanese Words

6 Japanese Words zine

I’ve retitled this section so it makes more sense – welcome to my Epic Zine Collection!

If Easy Pieces was an example of an intricate wordy zine, then here is the opposite end of the spectrum; an 8 page zine folded from a single sheet of A4 paper!

6 Japanese Words zine

Each page features a single Japanese word and its meaning illustrated with a hand-carved rubber stamp. It’s beautifully simple but the illustrations are so sweet, I know I’ll keep going back to it for years.

You can buy your own copy, or some lovely rubber stamps from talktothesun on Etsy.


This is part of a series of posts about my epic zine collection – I’ve been collecting zines for the last 20 years and I plan to write about all of them eventually. You can find all the zine posts under My Epic Zine Collection.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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