A potter that always gives me a distinct feeling is craftsman Katsufumi Baba, picking up his work makes me think of nature itself, he has a great skill for balancing asymmetry with touch.
This photography by Claudia Garcia-Mauriño really struck a chord with me, in this series her search for simplicity and harmony has been matched well with the Japanese culture.
As we finally approach summer there’s been many new additions to the shop, one that’s been eagerly awaited here is a collection of ceramics by Japanese potter Keiichi Tanaka.
We commissioned photographer Shigekazu Shinya to capture OEN maker Maiko Okuno woodturning, applying lacquer, also sharpening and working with her tools.
New tableware at OEN shop made by husband and wife duo Katsuhisa and Mizuho Hira of Studio Prepa. Their work really sums up the Japanese philosophy of simplicity and understated beauty.
Kihachi’s goal is to incorporate high-quality Japanese lacquerware of affordable price in to our day-to-day lives, combining both skill and aesthetic beauty in to one complete package.