An instrument-like “Kendama”. This Kendama is made using the technique of shamisen production that is built by hand-made processes from a single piece of wood. Kendama plays soothing sounds and rhythms while playing. I found something in common with the shamisen and designed a new kendama. This kendama has a good color and luster, and sounds good while playing, like a shamisen. The shamisen timber is sturdy and well-glossy so that it makes a good sound when playing.
A wrist watch inspried from a shogi board.here is a deformed shogi piece on the dial. The decoration of the frame is in the shape of a piece stand. A watch that is irresistible for shogi lovers. All of our timepieces are handmade at our shops where our artisans combine fine, traditional Japanese craftsmanship with quality and stunningly unique designs.
Ishikawa Prefecture Located in Hakui-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture, it is the only coastal coast that can run by car in Japan “Chirihama Nagisa Drive Live”. The natural accident such as ocean current and topography overlap, the sand which has arrived gets fine and homogeneous. The size of the sand is about a quarter of the usual, and it has a beautiful sand shape. I exploited the characteristics of the sand and redesigned it as an hourglass.
Client : ボランティア団体ソレイユ / 羽咋市 / 道の駅のと千里浜 Produce : 金子硝子工芸
A product made from the sand at Chirihama beach, where natural accident such as ocean current and topography overlapped and flowed. In Hakui City, the only one in Japan is the coast “Chirihama Nagisa Driveway” that can run by car, over 800,000 visitors a year, but it has not been linked to the local economic contribution quite often. And now, the Chirihama beach coast has three big tasks: “Revitalizing the Hakui city”, “Garbage problem”, “Erosion”. Therefore, I thought that I would like to contribute to the community by disseminating and solving three problems through producing and selling souvenirs using the sand at at Chirihama beach. Then, we launched a product brand that is “CHIRI”.
This is a porcelain spin made by the traditional techniques of Kakiotoshi, Yoshida-yaki. Kakiotoshi is a technique unique to draw polka dot. It makes the spin beautiful design and texture unique. The craftmen scrape off a single circle from the color soil using a drill. This technique of “Kakiotoshi” is used to put beautiful polka-dot patterns on the spin. The spin can enjoy a different pattern from the stationary state by spining. You can enjoy this time to steam tea as a lid of a teapot.
This was a single vase inspired by rice paddies, one of the original landscapes of Okuzumi. Although the shape looks like a sphere when looking from afar, you can enjoy the shadow and depth of light with a step like the rice paddies when viewed from a nearby point. The shape of this ball is derived from the fact that steel which was broken into human fist size is called “ball”, which is a word of the origin of the ball steel. By making it a sphere, it gave us a quiet presence and simplicity to complement the flowers. As for the material, it is assumed to use ball steel if procurement is possible, but substitution with iron etc. is also possible. By using pure rustless steel balls, it is difficult to break and creates a gentle single flower for both flowers and people.
Dishes that combine the features of Negori painting and the main tower of Negoroji are our proposal. First of all, it was about the dishes we serve at the cafe of hill of historical hill of the Road Station, so I began with designing things that convey the charm and atmosphere of this area. Therefore, attention was paid to Negoro Temple which is the concept of the station on this road and thought that regionality is born by incorporating the characteristics of the National Treasures and the Great Tower. This large tower called “multi treasure tower” is a double-storied tower, with the first layer’s plane being square and the upper layer circular. And utilizing the features of this large tower, the bottom of the cup and square of the cup for roll cake etc. is square (square), the top is circular. As a result, a simple and beautiful design was born, finished in dishes with regional characteristics.
This is an accessory “PIAXSARY” making use of the piano painting technique “PIAX” which locks the real thing. This PIAXSARY is an accessory painted genuine plants and confined the gem-like shine. Currently accessories are made of minerals and metals, but originally accessories were made by combining flowers and nuts. For reasons such as getting rotten, we do not see much what the real plants are used now. However, I thought that the beauty that the real flowers and leaves have is not defeated by minerals and metals. I designed the accessory which can further draw out the beauty of the real plant by using the technology of “Piax board” which does not deteriorate and increases in depth. PIAXSARY, accessories that dress nature.
This is a rubberband utilizing nanotech material “Photonic Rubber” which changes color when deformed. When it is deformed by pulling or compressing, the particle spacing changes at the nano level, and the color changes by shifting the wavelength of reflected light. In order to make full use of this material, I designed a rubberband that can experience new value by getting a hint from a gemstone shape. The gem changes its radiance depending on how it is cut, but this rubberband changes its radiance by deforming itself.