GARDEN - Ichirin
This product is one of the items from the "Garden" series.
The sake glass, adorned with vibrant red flowers resembling a blooming blossom, adds a sense of visual delight to the gathering where people come together to enjoy drinks.
You may consider using this sake glass adorned with vibrant red flowers resembling a blooming blossom, named "Garden,"at garden parties or similar gatherings.
Lacquer, glass, gold powder, abalone shell / urushi-e, maki-e, raden.
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Amid the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, when life felt stifling and lonely, I embarked on this creative journey with the intention of crafting pieces suitable for enjoyable trips and convivial gatherings with friends and family.
'Garden' adds a touch of opulence to garden parties and dining tables, akin to adorning them with vibrant flowers.
In the pursuit of making these pieces practical for use as tableware, I collaborated with lacquer craftsmen and the Kyoto Municipal Industrial Technology Research Institute, conducting numerous experiments to ensure their durability (including a test involving 100 cycles in a commercial dishwasher, although hand washing is recommended). Furthermore, the captivating aspect of these creations is how the expression of lacquer and abalone shell's luster transforms when pouring a drink. I hope you will take delight in experiencing them from various angles as you hold them in your hands.
【Review】By Yuko Hasegawa, Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
The "和 nagomi" sake vessels, which received the Semi-Grand Prix, share a common spirit with Art Nouveau in their observation of plants and delicate formation, overlaying it with the vitality of transparent glass. In the "和 nagomi" sake vessels, the linear depiction of plants is lighter, but through the overlapping of multiple layers and forms, it generates a resonance that permeates the atmosphere of the space. While subtly employing traditional techniques such as lacquer and gold leaf, it brings forth the essence of "living plants." It can be seen as an incorporation of contemporary ecology.