We talked to Yumiko Kaneshiro, who continues to make a chimmun that reflects the nature and scene of Okinawa with rich colors.
 About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop
Yumiko Kaneshiro was born and raised in Minamikazuhara -cho, Okinawa, and still continues to make works in the same place. Due to the influence of a father who is an architect and a close -related father who is also related to Okinawan folk art, since childhood, I used pottery, textile, and dyes on a daily basis, so I became interested in art in a natural way. I decided to make a pottery path.
After studying pottery at university, I spend my days working hard, with the significance of making ceramics in the land of Okinawa, and Okinawa.32In a solo exhibition at the age, "I was able to feel comfortable with saying" Okinawan people -like line "for the work I made with a sharp image. I thought that any work would be Okinawa -like with the soil. "
 What you are working on and conscious to stimulate your five senses.
In the production of the work, when I asked what was inspired, "Is it a anti -bone spirit, a punk spillit (laughs)? The feeling of" I don't want to lose to myself "is a motivation for manufacturing. There is a feeling that the brain is full rotation. Also, the desire to surprise people who love people and enjoy people are the ignition points of manufacturing. I also value the time I do. Because it feels like a new wave and wind coming. "
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Where does the atmosphere of Okinawa be created by Kinjo's work come from?
That1Tsu is a rich color that reflects the scene of Okinawa. Initially, I mainly made monotone vessels, but my friend who was a school teacher asked me to take a ceramic class, which triggered me to make a colorful work. 。 The students will be more happy with the color that is more bright than the colorful glaze that they usually use, and when they prepare pink and yellow, the work that was accidentally completed is very fresh, which is a colorful painting. I go to the work.
An indispensable element that makes you feel Okinawa is specific motifs such as flowers and wild grasses in the garden. "Sagari Bana", which is called a phantom flower that blooms in the morning and scatters in the morning, is one of my favorite flowers, and appears in the pattern of painting as a summer tradition in Okinawa. In addition, there are many works in the works, such as the expression of lines and thicknesses, the color of the "coral blue" that conveys the beautiful sea of Okinawa, which is raised by corals, and "Natsukage", which expresses the strong sunlight and shadow of summer. The sensitivity of Okinawa is packed.
And the "Corango Blue Vessel", which can be said to be a masterpiece, has a desire to bring Okinawan memories back, but also has thoughts on the environment.
"When I was little, the scenery with fish around the living coral was commonplace, but the beautiful sea is being lost. I want to convey the beautiful sea where corals grow in this bowl."
The glitter of Kaneshiro's vessel is studded with the desire to protect the beauty of Okinawa.
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Mr. Kinjo says, "I want to live a neutral way of life," so that he can freely incorporate various ways without being bound by stereotypes.
"People who like crafts and their leaders are happy that they are still doing pottery in the era when the number is gradually decreasing. I want to keep challenging. "
Kinjo's challenge, who continues to make works while being watched by the warm people of the town where he was born, will reach not only in Japan but also in the country of the sea.
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