Inspired by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Edvard Munch, Koshiro Onchi was a pioneer of abstract art in Japan, he also modernised printmaking and paved the way for other artists.
Takashi Kuroyanagi has visited many workshops in Kyoto to record the techniques of the various craftsmen based there, this subject is Kurotani, a paper making town near Kyoto.
We commissioned photographer Tatsuji Nagase to capture OEN maker Yusuke Tazawa making the popular ‘coffee spoon’ from start to finish in both zelkova and cherry.
Mie Yokouchi creates her urushi works by applying mugi-urushi (a mixture of flour and lacquer) on linen cloth and Japanese paper, here we feature a few photos from inside her workshop.
Miwa Ogasawara, a Japanese artist who now resides in Hamburg, Germany paints these beautiful canvases with pure simplicity and charm, drawing on the idea of ’emptiness’.
Photographer and filmmaker Dan Fontanelli has made a short portrait on Japanese Potter Akiko Hirai’s work and has captured some of the making processes at her London studio.