Isao Nakamura crafts Haigyu Washi, which is made from fibers of the Kozo Trees in the Hairy Area of Tokushima Prefecture. He & his wife runs the entire production from planting trees to actual paper-making.
Each paper is made by hands in careful and diligent way.The aesthetics & powerful presence of the natural materials are visible through his masterful technique and artwork. He said " I've never designed patterns of Haigyu Washi. To craft Washi is to preserve the movement and flowing of water. So, water tells it to me."
Today, he is the last man who can craft Haigyu Washi. As an artisan, he focuses on preserving his traditional technique while making it functional for modern day use.
The Vibrant Field
Masayuki Tsubota said "Colours always all around us, not only in a material sense but also a transphenomenal one." Colours penetrate our dreams, affecting everything regardless of consciousness or unconsciousness.
Colours vibrate; they produce sound, embody the passage of time, accumulate, and amplify together with our breath, our pulse. They expose that which lies idle inside of us, allow the time we recognize to expand, and for our perception of the world to deepen.
His wooden sculptures pulls our existence into one that overcomes the concepts of culture and race.
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Katsue Ibata said " Clay is a material that suits me. I like the feel of it when I make pottery. Shaping clay is very gentle and natural act."
The shape of pottery she created is for her canvas. Her heart-warming works make your ordinal day happy and special. Impressive pottery with unique polka dots that shine in her colors and perfect for everyday use.