HAKUDO RAIN

 

BY

竹村良訓

YOSHINORI TAKEMURA

 

THE HAKUDO RAIN – EDITION 1:

AN INTERPRETATION OF HAKUDO RAIN’S OLFACTORY CONCEPT

BY THE JAPANESE CERAMIC ARTIST YOSHINORI TAKEMURA.

TAKEMURA’S CERAMIC OBJECTS FOR THIS LIMITED EDITION ARE CREATED WITH MANGAN GLAZE AND EACH OBJECT IS BORN WITH A UNIQUE TEXTURE AND PERSONALITY, RESONATING WITH THE SPIRIT OF HAKUDO RAIN. THE SHAPES AND COLORS CREATED BY YOSHINORI AND HIS ARTWORKS ARE ONE OF A KIND, REFERING TO THE IMPERFECT SHAPE AND HUMAN TOUCH IN THE ARTPIECES HE MAKES. HE EXPRESSES THE PROCESS OF APPLYING THE GLAZE AS “PUTTING ON CLOTHES” ON WHITE UNGLAZED WARES SO EACH HAS ITS UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND IS THE ONE AND ONLY. EACH CERAMIC OBJECT IS PRESENTED IN A PAULOWNIA WOODEN BOX, TAILOR-MADE AND INDIVIDUALLY ASSEMBLED BY THE HANDS OF A MASTER CRAFTSMAN FROM ISHIKAWA, JAPAN. THE PRECIOUS WOOD OF PAULOWNIA IMPERIALIS HAS BEEN TRADITIONALLY USED TO STORE ACCLAIMED ART OBJECTS AND ANTIQUITIES. WE WISH YOU ENJOY THE TRANSCENDING QUALITY OF THE HAKUDO RAIN ESSENCE AND THIS SPECIAL CERAMIC OVER TIME.

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MATCHA-WAN FOR CANDLE

THIS CERAMIC MATCHA-WAN IS CREATED WITH A DIPPING OF MANGAN GLAZE, RESULTING IN A UNEXPECTED SUSPENTION. IN COMBINATION WITH THE ESSENCES OF HAKUDO RAIN, IT RECREATES THE RITUAL - LIKE MOMENT OF AIR BEING CHARGED WITH A SPIRIT OF RAIN.

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UTSUWA FOR INCENSE

THIS UTSUWA IS MADE WITH A MAN-GAN GLAZE WHICH WAS INSPIRED BY A PRECIOUS SCENT RITUAL CONNECTED TO THE CONCEPT OF HAKUDO RAIN. WHEN LIGHTING INCENSE IN ITS CENTER, THE SCENT OFFERS A SACRED MOMENT TO REJUVENATE MIND AND SPIRIT.