A beautiful selection of woodwork by Japanese craftsman Masahiro Endo at OEN shop, who uses the natural landscape around him as inspiration for his crafted designs.
Using mainly primary colours on ceramic oval forms Japanese artist and sculptor Jun Kaneko has been able to create appealing artworks that still look contemporary today.
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.