It is being held at the Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C. during March 3 – 21,
TOMIOKA will be in charge from March 9 to 15.
This Maison & Objet is the first exhibition of its kind in the world to
be held out of France.
Please visit the 8th floor hall of the main building, Takashimaya S.C.!
We received 2 awards from The 49th Kaba-zaiku Traditional Crafts Exhibition.
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・Akita Prefecture Council Chairman award : reconstructions
・Akita Asahi Broadcasting award : Essence
Date: Oct. 21st – 25th, 2021
Venue：Kakunodate Kaba-zaiku Denshokan Museum
10-1 Omote-machi Shimo-cho, Kakunodate-machi, Semboku-shi, Akita 014-0331
Due to the characteristics and limitations of the material, most
Kaba-zaiku products are simple in shape.
“We believe that if I could draw a development drawing, I could create
Based on the hypothesis that it might be possible to transcend the
constraints, we reexamined the established forms.
This is an attempt to create the future of Kaba-zaiku by reconstructing
a stereotyped shape.
Name of the tea caddy with an elliptical base: Ellipse to Oval
Name of the tea caddy with a regular-circle base: Ellipse from regular
Name of the tea caddy with a hexagonal base: Hexagonal to hexagonal
“ Kaba-zaiku, simple and keen, blending into various interior scenes”
Simple containers, created by bringing out the characteristics of
natural material with highly sophisticated processing technique, blends
in with any situation.
They are masterpieces with uncompromising quality. Straight lines,
edges, and flat surfaces, which are difficult to craft because of their
simplicity, are precisely handcrafted with the skills of artisans.
I was interviewed by ArchiExpo e-Magazine and the article is in the
The tile is “Living like the Japanese: Home Furniture and Tea Time”
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SAKURAKIRI Pen box
We received the Akita Award (Prefecture award) of the Japan Gift Awards
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