It is the beauty of sincerity that draws the attention. With Japanese design we can understand the cultural sensibilities in their pursuit of perfection.
Through the unassuming elegance of Japanese aesthetics we can make a sense of their cultural sensibility. ‘Shokunin’, is a respected Japanese title given to a craftsperson pursuing a life dedication to their chosen artform. A seriousness in their technical craftsmanship and social consciousness towards functionality and affordability is expected, and anonymity is appreciated.
A personal determination is ingrained into each hand work and upon every etch of the wood and twist of the copper it personalizes the attachment between the object and the owner.
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This houhin pot has been hand-thrown and fired in one of the ‘Six Old Kilns’ of Japan. To preserve its identity, designs are visibly represented of the region of production. Ceramic wares of Shigaraki are typically unglazed, high-fired stoneware, with a rusticity that communicates the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi – a beauty in imperfection.
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Kanaami, the art of wire netting stretches a long history dating back to Kyoto one thousand years ago. Lengths of copper and steel are skillfully hand-woven into beautiful and durable kitchen utensils in traditional tortoiseshell and chrysanthemum patterns.
Crafted from centuries-old skills and tools, shaping wood creates an intimate connection between the craftsman and nature. Hand-made and unsigned, as with Shokunin expectations, the artist’s signature becomes the traces of movement left on the raw wooden surface.