This year I entered Famicase again, this time with an entry based on old Japanese cafe advertising.
薑 or "Hazikami" is an old word for ginger. After I picked the name I found out there's actually an izakaya with that name in Okayama.
日本の商業デザイン ("Commercial Design of Japan") was a valuable reference for Taisho and early Showa advertising. The cup is a design by Koloman Moser with color by Jutta Sika that I saw in Scotland a few years ago.
The exhibit is running in Nakano until the end of the month, so do drop by if you have a chance. And if you're not in Japan but interested, put the event on your schedule for next year - submissions are welcome from anywhere. Ψ