Garland #13 features stories inspired by the Japanese respect for objects as beings. We look to Kyoto, whose artisans offer not only poignant items but also memorable experiences. Beyond Kyoto, we discover how this Japanese aesthetic extends to the wider world.
We ask, where do the traditional crafts of Japan fit into the 21st century? What happens when Japanese techniques travel beyond their place of origin? Enjoy an enchanted journey to Kyoto via the words, sounds and images of Kathryn Bird and Ross Gibson’s quarterly essay. Explore the faithful tools that help make beautiful objects in the online exhibition, Tsukumogami.
This article includes articles by RMIT colleagues Yoko Akama, Kevin White and Kevin Murray.
Go to www.garlandmag.com/issue-13.