2015年05月12日

Hisashi Kawai

I went to a exhibition of Hisashi Kawai. His granduncle is Kanjiro Kawai. My family is close with everyone in his family.

There was a plate that I love in first sight. But it was one of 6 in a set. But I could not afford to buy 6.

So I ask him ` If at all possible, could you sell only one?`

He replied yes willingly.

It is beautiful plate. What dish is good for it??

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2015年04月02日

My nephew

My nephew made me this tray with a chisel and hammer.

Though it is doting aunt, this tray is beautiful!

I can't help thinking our familly`s DNA when I see that he looks so fun making something.

What is waiting in his future??

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2015年03月30日

Starting bloom!

One of Three cherry trees in my house was starting bloom!

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2015年01月15日

The collaboration bag for me!

The collaboration bag that have started since last year.

I thought that I also want it and I ask for it to Yuka Ushirokita who make collaboration bag with me.

Then …… She gave me a bag!!! That’s awesome!

Moreover the bag was orange and black color that I wanted.

I made Raden parts of it right away. The collaboration bag for me was completed!!

I started to use it immediately!

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2015年01月06日

A Happy New Year 2015!

A happy new year! 

I wish everyone happiness and health.

My family gathered in the new year`s day this year also.

I am looking forward to seeing you all through chogoro.

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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10月09日

Shibukawa-ni

I made Kuri-no-shibukawani (chestnut were simmered with inner skin of the) . It was difficult even though a recipe on the web was written easy.

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2014年09月05日

Hakutoya and Richer

My brother has exhibition at Hakutoya in Sasayama from today. And He will appear in a magazine Richer of in current issue as one of an artist in Sasayama. Please check it!
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2014年08月01日

Summer visitor

Summer visitor
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2014年07月29日

Summer color!

Summer color!
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2014年07月24日

Yasufumi Takeuchi

I went to an exhibition of Yasufumi Takeuchi who is making celadon at Ojiyama Sasayama. His works are very beautiful. My brother has his deer pattern plate. I wanted it. Even though there were a lot of  fabulous works in his exhibition, but I got the same plate that my brother has. It  has become my favorite thing.
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2014年07月22日

Yoko Yamamoto

I went to Yoko Yamamoto`s exhibition. There were many beautiful and pleasant works!I got a lot of postcards. I saw her works of Anne of Green Gables for the first time. Marilla and Matthew were also beautiful.
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2013年08月30日

Hakutoya

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My brother will have an exhibiton at Hakutoya Sasayama. An owner of shop where my brother will have his exhibition came to our atelier take pictures for DM. At that time my brother`s son watched my brother`s work. The owner took a picture of it. The picture was used for DM. My brother said that everyone cannot know what exhibition it is. But DM was very nice, so my brother looked happy. Sasayama in autumn is also beautiful. Please come to my brother`s exhibition!

9/3〜29(regular holidays are Mon and Thur. Sun and Public holidays are opened) http://hakutoya.exblog.jp
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2013年03月05日

Katsuyoshi Matsuzaki

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I went to an exhibition of Stone carver Katsuyoshi Matsuzaki in Hankyu department store. His works were warm as usual. He talks with fledgling like me friendly. He has his exhibition in NY and paris.
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2013年02月27日

Noriyuki Yamamoto

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I went to an exhibition of a potter Noriyuki Yamamoto from Tottori in Hankyu department store. I could see many tablewares are good for dishes. I got evcited when I imaged what kind of dishes will look good on these. I talked with him a lot. I had a great time with him.
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2012年11月21日

My brother's exhibition in Wakayama

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My brother's exhibition in Wakayama will start tomorrow. Please go to there.
My brother will stay there in the first day and the last day.
Atsushi Kojima exhibition of chair 11/22-12-2(11/27 closed) 11:00-18:00(the last day -17:00)

Ms Gallery 12-bancho→→http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~artnavi/02gal.pak/03gal-tikamiti/05-wakayama/01ms.html
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2012年11月08日

Otonagumi

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There is a magazine named `Otonagumi`. My brother is appeared in the current issue of it. He is introduced for 6 pages. I know his effort, so I was really pleased.
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2012年05月03日

My brother's exhibition in Sasayama

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I went to My brother's exhibition in Sasayama Hyogo. Atmosphere of the gallery was very nice. Today, my brother appeared in a newspaper.
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2012年04月22日

My brother's exhibition

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My brother will have an exhibition at Art Space Dento-sha in Sasayama Hyogo Japan. The street in this gallery is very beautiful. Please come to my brother`s exhibition. My brother will have a talk show in 29th April at 2 pm. I can image that he will be so nervous.


Astushi Kojima exhibition
2012/4/28(sat)〜5/6(sun) 5/1 will be closed
10:00am-5:00pm
[Art Space Sento-sha]
175 Kawahara-cho Sasayama-shi Hyogo japan
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