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Wander from Within / ADRIAN CHENG X SHIGERU UCHIDA

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Adrian Cheng and Shigeru Uchida. Exhibition 'Wander from within'. (2018) Inheriting the spirit of mindfulness and Japanese tea culture, Shigeru Uchida designed three tea houses, each bearing a different structural form. Built from bamboo with a Japanese paper lining, the small-scale rooms can be dismantled and re-assembled in different locations....

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Water Drops / KIM TSCHANG-YEUL

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Glistening in light, the pearl-like, bright water drops look so surprisingly real as if they might drop from the canvas at any minute. For more than 40 years, artist Kim Tschang-yeul has persistently painted only one thing, water drops. Though it is hard to comprehend at first glance why the...

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Wasara Disposable Tableware

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"Elegant and flowing form that fits straight into one’s hands, texture like handmade Japanese paper, subtle shading, and the beautiful image of the dishes stacked on top of each other. We place great importance on the touch of the tableware and the feeling when you bring it to your mouth....

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A World of Dew / KOBAYASHI ISSA

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A world of dew,And within every dewdropA world of struggle. Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)      

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Ceramics & Ikebana / SATOSHI NISHIKAWA, YUJI UENO

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Satoshi Nishikawa & Yuji Ueno, 2019 Exploring harmony In both his sculptural and functional wares, Kanagawa-based ceramicist Satoshi Nishikawa explores the contradiction of modern and ancient. He does this by combining conflicting forms, materials, and textures: mixing rough soil with straight sides or marrying prehistoric colors—primarily white, black, and red—with...

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