Japanese maker Hiroyuki Sugawara has crafted this special wooden bowl for us here at OEN, which has been hand turned on his lathe at his studio in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture.
Yuichi Inoue is a Japanese artist and calligrapher who was born in Tokyo, he had a fantastic talent for showcasing pure expression, and his ability to let himself go and be in the moment.
Woodwork handmade by Taisuke Hirabayashi, a Japanese craftsman who turns functional objects from wood. Not only are they simple, they also have a distinct style of their own.
Yosuke Kashiwakura has documented our conflict with nature through his photography in a subtle way, using underlying meaning to hint at some of the environmental issues we face.
Mr Sugawara is an extremely popular maker in Japan, so we asked him kindly if he could craft us some new works and what’s come of it is a really beautiful selection of functional objects.
The imagery here is of frozen methane bubbles that Japanese photographer Ryota Kajita finds on the icy surfaces in Fairbanks, Alaska. They really create the most amazing patterns.