Tradition+Modernity: Traditional techniques are brought into the present day as a "symphony" of healing light and shadow play. Traditional Japanese kimono patterns (created using Ise katagami stencils) are reproduced in detail in this lampshade to create a standing lantern that soothes you with its diffuse light and Japanese aromas (like incense).
Kimono fabric uses ancient Japanese patterns and motifs. These patterns have been used here for a lantern that is adapted to modern lifestyles to provide a time for tranquility and peace of mind.
Luxuriate in a space of Japanese light and scent while experiencing Japanese traditions.
In 2019, this project was selected as part of the Challenge Local Cool Japan in Paris organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and exhibited at Maison wa in Paris in April of that year.
In 2019 and 2020, it was awarded two years running in the TAKUMI NEXT 2019 & 2020 (a selection of Japan's best 100 items), organized by JETRO, an independent administrative agency of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Traditional techniques become "healing light," a symphony of light and shadow, to the present day.
Traditional crafts are scattered throughout Japan. These are traditional cultures with many wonderful ancient designs and techniques.
We have transformed these traditional designs into lampshades and are introducing products to the world that create fantastic and soothing light spaces.
About KAWASAKI CITY STORE
KAWASAKI CITY STORE will send the curated collection of products from City of Kawasaki in Japan for everyone around the world We promise to support customers kindly, courteously and promptly based on O-mo-te-n-shi mind!
KAWASAKI CITY is located just west of Tokyo in Japan. As a part of Tokyo metropolitan area, the city has contributed Japanese industrialization and modernization.
Furthermore, KAWASAKI CIY is one of The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Hiroshige Utagawa, 1832-1833) and is along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto. Accordingly, we respect not only Japanese modern cultures but also Japanese traditional cultures. Through this store, overseas customers can purchase a variety of products made by Japanese specialists from glass artisans to sheet metal workers.
KAWASAKI CITY STORE is a one-year limited store from December 2022 and is operated by a joint venture between j-Grab Inc. and JTB Corporation, commissioned by City of Kawasaki. We also plan a pop-up shop for show rooming in Cambodia, Singapore and USA. Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.
Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.