2014年11月30日

Korean potter who lives in Toyama

A korean potter named Kim kyontoku lives in Toyama with his family. His works are very powerful.

His works have power that Japanese don`t have.

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When I had visited his house, I got his cups. I use them every day. Even if I use them every day, I don`t tired of. And they are fit with my hand.

His family is also wonderful. His two sons like hand craft works.

When my friends , artists of Toyama including Kim and my family had an exhibition in Toyama, they bought a box of Gokayama-Washi and my brother`s tooth pick. It was so great!

KIm is loved by his neighbors. I thought he had many hard time to make his works in foreign land. But he got over with his wonderful character.

And kimchi made by him was really delicious! He has plan to open his cafe and will use his works there.

This is a small vase that he present for us.
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I am looking foward to seeing his works again.
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2014年11月29日

Dandelion

It is becoming colder day by day. There was a day that had frost. Frost with dandelion became dew. It was beautiful.

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2014年11月28日

Thank you for finding

I went to a bag lesson for the first time in a long time.

My mother`s cousin asked me to make a hand bag. I also make a same design bag for me.

I wanted to use cute lining, so I bought this cloth in nitte where sells vintage cloth.

It was for shirts made in Germany. This pattern was cute and sharp.

When I brought it to a cashier, a clark told me `I like this cloth. But It was not chosen for a long time. Thank you for finding this` .

I was really pleased with this words.

Everyone are waiting for the day that someone find them.

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2014年11月27日

Gokayama-Washi

Today I want to introduce gokayama-washi.

Gokayama is well known with houses with a rafter roof. And this place is world heritage sights.

These works are made in there. The works can be using with pleasure in our life. I feel happy just think about how I am going to use these.

They do all works to make Washi in there. They grow paper mulberry!It is a difficult thing to make something from beginning to completed. That`s why they pride their works.

Gokayama-Washi→→http://gokayama-washinosato.com/

Recently I made a friend with an artist of Gokayama-washi. His name is Sen Ishimoto.

He made own line named `five`. He showed colors that we never seen for Washi. He is developing towards foreign markets.

Five→→http://www.five-gokayama.jp/

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2014年11月26日

Cloth wrapper

Even though it was over my budget, I bought a winter coat in the store that I mentioned my blog before. The coat was wrapped with a cute cloth wrapper. I love it!

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2014年11月20日

Kurume-kasuri

I bought a beautiful red dress of Kurume kasuri at Hakutoya in Sasayama. I got it in the first sight. I like the red and wear it well recently.

I thought that I want a winter coat this year. So I looked for it and found nice shop.

Then a clerk approached me and said. What is your dress made of? I replied It is Kurume-kasuri. The clerk said Wow!I never seen such a beautiful red of Kurume-kasuri. And I am from Fukuoka!

He was excited.

He seemed to be interested in cloth very much. Because the shop dose dyeing and weaving all items at its own factory.

It is like kinds of professional disease.

I am also interested in lacker products and accessories that people wear.

It looks like I am going to be wearing this dress which a clerk also liked for a long time!

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