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An installation of gold leaf

An installation of gold leaf that I started to create to recreate a landscape that I had seen in a dream.The gold leaf, which is cut and discarded in the textile manufacturing process, is the leaf that is woven into the weave. It is about 5 to 15 cm long. I wanted to recreate the look of this gold and silver leaf falling from the sky by hand binding it about 8,000 times.I want to continue to create new things with modern technology and link them to the future. AWAI's creations, carefully woven with reliable materials and techniques, will not lose their beauty in 100 years.My mission is to create a space where new creations and discarded objects exist together,...

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New Year's exhibition

Happy New Year!We are grateful that this year we were able to see the first sunrise with so many people on the beach, 20 seconds from the gallery.This wall decoration with a pattern of waves and the sun, like the first sunrise, is my grandmother's round sash, which she cut in half for her two daughters as a memento, and which I have inherited. I think my grandmother would have been delighted to be able to display it in the gallery in this way.I would like to continue to create and appreciate beautiful traditional Japanese things, and I will continue to do small things this year to keep this spirit alive.This year is the Year of the Rabbit, a symbol...

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Pure white silk with blue, silver and black interior

Cloisonne runners are one of our favourite patterns. The silk threads used in Kyoto and Nishijin weaving are characterised by their brilliance, and their exquisite opulence is accentuated by the lighting in the room.When black is successfully used as a point of reference on tables and in interiors, the very traditional Japanese pattern combines stylishly with the snowy white, blue and silver world of Scandinavia.What do you think of this for special festive interiors like Christmas or New Year? Contact blog.MamiTranslated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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Japan's best present for your loved ones.

AWAI's Art textiles, Shizuku pendant , and Snow kiss (lacquer sake cups) are ready for your boxes.How about a gift for those who have taken care of you during the year-end and New Year holidays, or a reward for yourself for working so hard this year...?Shizuku pendant are also becoming more lustrous. The smooth teardrop shape enhances a woman's beauty and grace. When you want to keep your mind steady or need healing, wrap the drop in your palm as if you are praying, and your mind will become flat and free from attachment.The transparency of the lacquer has improved after one year of production. Lacquer is applied in three coats. The lacquer is applied in three coats: a base...

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The Sun

This is a very pleasant time of year to take a walk around Japan, and it is strange because we want to be in nature so much that we think our bodies know it is important to get some sun before the winter arrives in earnest. This morning, many people were paying their respects at the Goryo Shrine, buying rice cakes, and walking toward the sea. If you take a stroll along a typical Kamakura street, you may be able to find it.Today's sun, gold leaf installation, and glass works were a time-limited collaboration.We also changed the tapestry in the tokonoma (alcove). The water-derived patterns, which can purify water and create a healing space, give off good vibes to the...

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