Nothing is beautiful when it’s brand-new

Nothing is beautiful when it’s brand-new. Connoisseur says “if you see it, the parts where most used gets worn out the fastest, that’s where the under-layer of black lacquer surfaces. if these are to show in any other unnatural parts, … Continue reading

Mastership of Mind / 技術とは

 That is what I call mastership. I actually would draw the parts that are not meant to stand out with much intent care, as if I am tanning leather with my brush. So that the parts I really want audience … Continue reading

An extraordinary year  非常の年

An extraordinary hardship/ Yet extraordinary reward I may harvest little in the end / Still enjoy simple cultivation Beneath deep winter snow / There lies gentle spring flower Always remember the first day / and everyday is a new challenge. … Continue reading

Levi and Yanagi レヴィ=ストロースと柳

Levi=Strauss makes it clear that “artists” are not necessarily the ones to create objects with their clear intentions; they do not or cannot consciously create their art. Rather, the inspiration for the creativity may be triggered by the exact objects … Continue reading