It all started in March.
From March 2 to 6, a photo exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the association called “Ashiya Photographic Society Members Exhibition” was held at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, and parts of our spatula aperture and other items were displayed as works of photographer Koichi Takatsuka, a member of the association.
Ashiya Photographic Society is a general incorporated association that has inherited the tradition of the Camera Club, which was established in the early Showa period and pioneered the art of photography in Japan. And what a surprise!
And what a surprise!
Last month, from April 24 to 30, an exhibition of photographs by association members was held at Galerie Daguerre, a gallery in Paris run by the PPVB, which also displayed works by Mr. Takatsuka that depicted the spatula aperture!
Only 25 works were selected from among the members of the association and we were very happy to see that the spatula-shibori works were included in the exhibition in Paris.
We are very happy to see that the spatula shibori, a Japanese craftsmanship, crossed the sea through the art of photography.
For those of us who want to convey the culture of Japanese craftsmanship, this was a very valuable experience.
In the future, we would like to transmit the attitude and techniques of the craftsmen who support Japanese manufacturing across the sea as well.