An apple object, made by a Hina doll craftsman. We wanted to give people more opportunities to display Edo kimekomi doll throughout the year, not just at Sekku. That’why this apple is produced to be displayed every day. The apple is shaped like an upside-down doll, and when pushed, it shakes without falling over. The apple is loved all over the world as a symbol of peace and love, and as a good luck charm, it makes a great gift. It is made by Edo kimekomi doll craftsmen who mainly make Hina dolls and May dolls. The materials used are Nishijin-Ori and Kanazawa-Haku, and the three traditional crafts have collaborated to make this lucky charm.
Wooden dumbbells in the shape of a beautiful Japanese flower. Ordinary dumbbells do not fit in the space when not in use and are difficult to place. These dumbbells are made of wood and have a Japanese flower motif, so you can enjoy the warmth and touch of wood while exercising. The handle is made to fit the shape of your hand, making it comfortable to hold and comfortable to hold. The tip is in the shape of a flower and looks good as an interior decoration when not in use. These dumbbells are both functional and decorative, and are not hidden. The dumbbells are made by Tokyo shamisen craftsmen, a traditional craft in Tokyo. Shamisen craftsmen are skilled in making shamisen by hand from rough wood, and have a thorough knowledge of the wood material and its processing. The shamisen craftsman’s mastery of the wood allows him to create the dumbbells.
This kumihimo is made with a luminescent thread, which is incorporated by the skillful kumihimo craftsmen. When exposed to the light of the sun or a fluorescent lamp, the light accumulates and glows gently like a firefly at night or in dark places. It can be worn as a bracelet to enjoy a walk at night, or to check your whereabouts in case of a night-time disaster. Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese craft that uses a variety of techniques to make a single piece of string. RyuKobo, which has been working with kumihimo for 130 years, has a strong belief in using kumihimo to protect people, and even during wartime continued to hold up its sign by working on parachute strings. Our belief in making things that protect people led us to create shiny kumihimo, which is also useful for disaster prevention.
This kendama is a musical instrument that resembles a shamisen’s tenjin. The technique of shamisen making, which is an entirely handmade process from a single piece of rough wood, is used for the kendama. The kendama produces a pleasant sound and rhythm when played. This is the reason why we designed the kendama like a musical instrument. The wood used for the kendama is made from the sturdy and shiny wood of the shamisen, so it makes a nice sound when played.
This watch is based on the famous Japanese board game Shogi. Deformed pieces are placed on the dial. Dedegumo is a Kyoto-based handmade watch brand, where each watch is handcrafted by artisans. The brand is proud of the quality of its Kyoto craftsmanship, and continues to challenge itself with playful, free and innovative designs.
The stove is made of heat-resistant porcelain and is decorated with colourful traditional patterns. An empty stove in the kitchen has an inorganic quality that makes it feel lonely. With this functional and beautiful stove, everyday cooking becomes a pleasure. The pentode is used by placing it on top of the regular pentode. This means that cooking utensils with small bottoms, such as coffee pots, which used to be placed in an unstable position, can now be used stably. It can also be used as a pot stand, before, during and after cooking.
Award : 第2回 CERAMIC LIFE DESIGN AWARD 2018 入選
Produce : 224 Porcelain
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, in Hakui, Ishikawa Prefecture, is the only coast in Japan that can be driven on. We used the sand and redesigned it as an hourglass that lets you feel closer to the sea. Natural coincidences, such as ocean currents and topography, combine to make the sand that washes ashore fine and homogeneous. The size of this sand is about a quarter of the normal size, and it has a beautiful shape suitable for 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
Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, in Hakui, Ishikawa Prefecture, is the only coast in Japan that can be driven on. Natural coincidences, such as ocean currents and topography, combine to make the sand that washes ashore fine and homogeneous. We hardened the sand with an adhesive that is safe to eat, and designed objects in the shape of Hakui’s specialties. More than 800,000 people visit the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway every year, but it doesn’t contribute much to the local economy. And now, Chirihama is facing three major problems: Hakui’s town revitalization, Chirihama’s rubbish problem, and Chirihama’s erosion. So we decided to make these three issues known and solve them by producing and selling souvenirs using sand from Chirihama.
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.
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.