What we have here are the three bottles Coca-Cola Japan released for 2016 to celebrate the new year... so obviously I'm a little late in presenting this.
While I have a great relationship with the marketing department of Coca-Cola in Canada, sadly I do not have any sort of relationship with Coca-Cola Japan.
What makes the artwork even more spectacular are the additions of line work that are not central to the art, but add to it: the wispy golden clouds; the wooden frame of the woman's umbrella; and the sworls of water caused by the fish in the pond which lends movement to the fish.
Lastly, the iconic signature of Coca-Cola is encapsulated within the red circular rising sun of Japan.
Just... wow. I wish I had these bottles for my small collection at work.
Coca-Cola Canada recently sent me a not-for-sale red and white covered glass bottle just before the Canada Day celebrations on July 1, 2016 - that could have been for Canada Day itself, but was meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of bottling of Coke in Canada.
It's a great bottle, but pales in comparison to these three bottles celebrating the 2016 new year in Japan.
Andrew (I'm not complaining) Joseph