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.
Bumping in to the work of Japanese artisan Mie Yokouchi I was mesmerised by her beautiful lacquer forms, so we now stock a selection of work here at OEN shop.
Using a montage-type technique Sachiyo Nishimura has been able to create complex line structures from such simple objects and spaces that the casual viewer often takes for granted.
It’s not often that we send out discount codes, but I have been aware that we’ve not offered any to our readers since the start of the year. So I thought it was about time we changed that!