Japanese man exhibits 20,000 stationery store doodles from around the world

Describing his passion for scribbles as his favourite hobby, he told the
Telegraph: “I first began collecting these seven years ago after seeing a
piece of paper at a stationery store in Belgium.”

Mr Terai, who runs an events company, was immediately transfixed by the
colourful motifs scribbled in a range of pens, describing them as “artworks”
with which he quickly became obsessed.

Since then, he has visited 22 countries and enlisted friends and contacts in a
further 80-plus countries – from Belgium to Bhutan as well as across Japan –
in order to track down the most interesting global doodles he can find.

“In terms of collecting them, I simply ask stores directly or arrange for
acquaintances from overseas send them to me,” he added.

“I now have a collection of more than 20,000 pieces of tameshigaki art from
106 countries around the world.”

Mr Terai regards his growing number of scribbles as an anthropological art
study, having observed certain patterns among the different nationalities
whose doodles have been immortalised in his collection.

Stand-out styles include numerous mathematical formula as preferred among
Indian pen-testers while in African stationery stores, most of the scribbles
consisted of strong lines.

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Japanese man exhibits 20,000 stationery store doodles from around the world
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