Ryuji Mitani is a leader in Japanese handcraft. His work began in earnest in 1981, and has continued to build and develop. His interest in preserving traditional handcraft and technique led to the recent publication of Handcraft in Distant Towns celebrating all that is made by human hand in three cities – Fukui, Kyoto, and Matsumoto. To promote the books release, a complimentary exhibition has been mounted. On view now at Sfera, Kyoto, the assemblage of material is (as one might imagine) beautifully simple. On view until month’s end. (via Wallpaper*).
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