A THOUSAND YEARS' CHAIR
All chairs I make are finished with "kanna" without using ay sand paper. "kanna" is a tool to shave wood, but it's like a stethoscope to me as it helps me understand the trees.
People find massibe trees in the city of Kyoto. Most of them grow in spiritual places like temples and shrines, associating with the centuries' history of the ancient capital.
Mulberry tree is known as a material to make a bow, for its flexible strength. The inside pf lumber, when shaved, shoes golden color, but then it turns shortlyinto brown by exposing into the air.
VIBRATO CHAIR, TRIPLE/DOUBLE
Feel the beauty and softness of conifer trees. Vibrato chair aligned like a sound with dynamics, imagined as if the forests are moving with the wind.
Give "kozo washi" a twist and make into paper cord, dip into traditional persimon tannin, and twist again. Making this chair starts from hand knitting such paper cords with a crochet.
WASHI CHAIR SERIES
Washi paper, made from a shrub nicely matches with a tree. Its long fiber is interlooped with each other making it as strong as a string. Coated with an astrinent persimmon, washi has been used as a casting net.
Zelkova is a harwood typical in East Asia. Avenues and roads with Zelkova along the sides are familiar scenery in any part of Japan.
SUN AND MOON CHAIR
A chair can be made into any shape, reflecting the sensitibity of a creator. A pair of chairs that is strong and easy, the other is generous and thoutful. Even the chairs share a basic form, a little change in shape delivers different messages each time.