Harmonious Order

Visiting Japan in early 2019, I was there when the retirement of the Emperor was announced, and the date of accession by his son Naruhito. The new ‘gengo’ selected to describe the ideals and aspirations intended for the new era is Reiwa. This means ‘Beautiful Harmony’ or ‘Harmonious Order’. What a wonderful aim for a culture.

Such a different perspective.

“Making a good basket is not a process of thinking about what to do. It’s more like a form of prayer.”

Hiroshima Kazuo, in ‘A Basketmaker in Rural Japan’

Waxed linen thread, Japanese silk thread, lava stone, Cherry wood platform – Twining 10 W x 10 D x 5 H


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