Japanese handcrafted Baskets
“Saigou Winnow” Composed of Kinchiku, Mountain cherry tree, Japanese wisteria vine, Sinomenium actum vine etc., 1070×1100, Kagoshima Prefecture
Japanese handicrafts made with natural raw materials are an embodiment of appreciation, awe and respect for nature. They reflect the traditional Japanese satoyama lifestyle that people and nature coexist sustainably. (In a satoyama, people typically forms a community (=sato) with farmlands, on the border of a forest (=yama). A forest is a resource for their living, being managed sustainably by sato residents.) In such satoyama living, the art of livingware handcrafting has been passed along from generation to generation, producing practical and useful objects. They provide insights into a lifestyle in harmony with nature.
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For this exhibition, Naoyoshi Maeda (Cosmic Wonder, Light & Will) sourced handcrafted baskets by visiting local craftspeople in various places from Akita to Okinawa.
Each of their work is unique and representative of the regions where they are crafted. Their rustic beauty attracts us. To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, Mr Shinichi Nakagawahara will give a demonstration of traditional Akebi vine basketwork on 20th and 21st June. Center for COSMIC WONDER Online Store also will be sold handcrafted baskets exhibited at the exhibition.
June 20 − July 2, 2020
5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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Open 11am – 7pm
“Bara” Composed of Kinchiku, Mountain cherry tree, Sinomenium actum vine etc., ⌀ 1000, Kagoshima Prefecture