Toko’s book “Long Story” captures the sheer scale, complexity and history of the Chinese Dragon.
A monumental but foremost conceptual interpretation of the Dragon, the book celebrates every Dragon year since it’s supposed origins in 2697 BCE, based on the most widely ‘tolerated’ myth.

The 4,716 page book carries the title ‘Long Story Made in China’. ‘Long’ as in the rich culture, cultivated over thousands of years, and ‘Long’ as in the Chinese word for Dragon (Long story / Dragon story). The book (edition 5) should be seen as a paper sculpture and is a tribute to Chinese culture by western interpretation. 

Long Story Made in China by Toko

Urban Carpet by Instant Hutong

“Series of 8 maps embroidered on canvas with the same technique of the propaganda slogans realized on large fabric and used by the communist party during the seventies, which have been lately filled with white thread wool insertions. The 8 maps depict different Hutong areas in downtown Beijing, with a size of approximately one square kilometre each and a population of 30000; these areas have been isolated as autonomous towns within the big city. ”