The 8八8（Triple Eight）shop, located inside the museum and online, features one of a kind clothing and goods all made in Japan. Exclusive t-shirts featuring Karuizawa make for great souvenirs! And in colaboration with IWA Jeans of Okayama, we feature special edition jeans that you won't find anywhere else. The designs are based on the nature of Karuizawa and the museum's mascot dog, "Hachiko".
The works of International artist Jean-Paul Buquet are featured in the Trick Art Museum Kyu-Karuizawa Store.Jean-Paul Buquet was born and educated in Paris. He studied graphic design and illustration at the Atelier Met de Penninghen in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, before joining Club Med as a set designer. His assignments took him to cultures as varied as Brazil, Guadeloupe, Greece, and the Bahamas.
After years working around the world, he returned to Europe where he turned freelance illustrator for newspapers and magazines, as well as helping international companies create their internal communications.
He animated with live drawing numerous conferences and seminars for clients such as Crédit Suisse, Rolex, Nestlé, WIPO, among others. Having moved to California, he added US magazines and daily newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Tribune, as well as The Seattle Times to his portfolio.
However, after working with Adidas Japan during a seminar series in Australia in 1997, he took the opportunity and moved to Osaka, and has been based in Japan ever since. During the subsequent years in Japan, he has developed an appreciation and artistic collaboration which combines his French classical training with Japan’s magnificent natural beauty and unique living culture.
Jean-Paul Buquet has begun working on creating a series of illustrations that capture in his own style the beauty and harmony of the Japanese environment, both natural and man-made. His posters aim to encapsulate the peace and balance that have so seduced him from the day that he arrived in Japan, the country he intends never to leave.