Tokolo Asao [CONNECT] – Nuri-e Colouring-in Worksheet

FIXED Visual Nurie Worksheet

Discover the geometric patterns of Tokolo Asao by colouring in a special nuri-e worksheet created by the artist and designer himself for Japan House London.

Nuri-e (lit. 'colouring pictures') is the simple technique of colouring within outlines.

Download and print Tokolo’s nuri-e worksheet to enjoy colouring in patterns expanding on his Harmonized Chequered Emblems, the logos for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Each worksheet has countless colouring-in possibilities. While Tokolo usually works with a single colour, he is inspired by the new possibilities that arise when many people colour his patterns. He would like to encourage people to use their creativity to colour in whatever way they like using whatever materials they have to wish for hope and peace for the future. The finished design can also be cut out and used as paper for origami.

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This worksheet coincides with the exhibition Tokolo Asao [CONNECT] Individual and Group which is on display at Japan House London until 15 November 2021.

The worksheet was originally developed for a series of Tokolo Asao [Connect] Nuri-e Colouring-in Workshops held at Japan House London on 25 and 26 September 2021.