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籠 くらしを編む
2018.5.17 (thu) – 5.28 (mon)

今は昔 その景色
山に暮らし 地と働く
草木は教え 手は作る
それを営み それを繋ぐ
今は昔 この記憶

あけび蔓、葛藤等の材料に恵まれ、 地域や用途により

発掘された数々の遺物より 確認されている。


日光土心 前田尚謙

閉廊日 火曜 5月16日(水)30日(水)

夏至 宮田法子


通草蔓の手提げ籠、丸平籠 沢胡桃の角籠、書類籠、小物入籠、山葡萄の旅行鞄、書類籠 篠竹と山桜樹皮等のげし笊、買物籠、欅の脱衣籠、手提籠 鬼胡桃の手提籠 真竹のふご、草摘笊、脱衣籠 女竹の背負子 淡竹の買物籠、子ぞけ 真竹の米揚げ笊、脱衣籠 わらびの手付き籠 月桃の肩掛け籠 等

Now is the past This scenery
Living in the mountain Laboring with the earth
Trees and plants instruct Hands produce
To work that And to connect this
Now is the past This memory

“Baskets”, our everyday tool, made by weaving plant materials. Japan is blessed with bountiful nature, and it provides various raw materials for basket making such as bamboos, wild grapes, walnut, painted maple, akebia and kudzu vines. They are used in different regions in Japan to produce baskets diverse in both weaving methods and their purposes.

The origin of basket making goes back to Jomon period. The excavated relics from that period show that the many of the methods of weaving were already in use back then. Baskets have been one of the essential tools in the everyday lives of the Japanese since the ancient times.

When we touch them, we feel the existence of some distant memories for a flashing moment.

Baskets Hand-made For Everyday Life
Nikkou Doshin / Light And Will

Nikko Doshin Naoyoshi Maeda
Mr. Maeda treasures Japanese baskets. He respects and adores the weavers who create for everyday life. This is a story of the honeymoon between the brilliant master basket makers and Mr. Maeda who are on a continious journey of studying everything baskets. In this country of forest, Japan, there are still people who work with such beauty and excellence. I hope, from bottom of my heart, these precious works will be with us always in our lives.

We will be showing and selling baskets and sieves made by Japanese craftsmen from different regions. We are sincerely hoping to provide you with an opportunity to see their superb skills in which the present and the past cross paths.
Geshi Noriko Miyata

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