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Flowing gradation of colors

流れる色の移ろい

The beauty of the textile of “SANJIKU” is in its fine gradations of colors. The brand name came from “Sanjiku-Kumiori”, a type of…

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Beauty of grooves

筋が織りなす立体の美

“Karmi” is a series of tea canister named after “Karumi” (Lightness), an important element of haiku style by haiku master, Basho Matsuo. This…

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Emergence of Shadows

陰影浮かぶ

In 2016, a new product was launched by Kuroda Kobo. The product is so new that they have not given a name to…

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“Shinogi” in the tradition and innovation

伝統と革新の「鎬」

“Shinogi” is a series of porcelain ware made by Riso Porcelain meant for daily use. A philosophy of innovation within tradition has allowed…

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The double ninth Chrysanthemum

重陽の菊

In the stored archives of Haibara there is a type of Japanese paper called “chiyogami”. These papers were designed by prominent artists from…

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The new stripe world

新たな縞の世界

The stripes of Kokura-ori brand “SHIMA-SHIMA” is woven by three warps and one weft. This means that the weft cannot be seen resulting…

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Porcelain with a beautiful touch

手触りある磁器

“Risen-yaki” is a technique of applying patterns on porcelain using Japanese paper. Japanese paper with patterns is first applied on the surface of…

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