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Ryuko Kida

Hearst Fujingahou, 2012
208 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w
ISBN: 9784573022287

Following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan is now undergoing a fundamental review of everyday priorities and values, again discovering how simplicity - loving the things at hand, discovering the spirit within them, and using natural materials - form the base of Japanese culture.

Thus the creative process gains fresh incentive through an old attitude. The project highlights Japanese aesthetics and technologies with traditional roots, reinterpreting them in a contemporary context, and making them accessible to a wider audience. With texts by Kengo Kuma, Hiroshi Naito, Fumio Nanjo and others, plus special focus on cast ironware, woodwork, glass, ceramics and more.


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