Kiji-shi’s apprentice base

photo by Nakamura Osamu
photo by Nakamura Osamu

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About the artwork

I will temporarily occupy a hill with a good view this summer as my workshop to create spoons and plates. I will be given the branches of trees of Echigo-Tsumari which were broken by the weight of snow in winter and carve them. Some people may buy what I make and others may exchange it for food. There is an old saying which goes “hollow shapes bring good luck”. I will pass spoons to those who look after me with gratitude and as I wish for their long life. I will ride a bike and go down the hill when the weather is good and open a small shop in the park facing the river. (The artist’s comment)

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Artwork no. N083
Production year 2022
Opening hours 10:00-17:00
Area Nakasato
Village Seidayama
Venue 1742 Kiyotayama Ki, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture/POTEMKIN
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