Yachimun with warmth and Okinawan love#Oshiro Kobo Masafumi Oshiro

I want to convey the warmth of handicrafts from my hometown of Tomigusuku

Tomigusuku City, Okinawa Prefecture, where Oshiro Kobo is located, is also a place where Yachimun writer Masafumi Oshiro was born and raised. The vessel created in the area where the papaya trees are grown around the area around the area is a moderate weight and fits in the palm of the hand.


The encounter with Yachimun dates back to the memory of the pottery festival that went around the age of 4-5. He said he loved the traditional Yachimin design, such as arabesque and round patterns and colors, and he was impressive enough to remember the scenes of the jar and vessels at that time.


After graduating from high school, I searched for a work unique to Okinawa and chose a rokuro craftsman's way to store Awamori. In making sake jars, I felt interesting to create a new character, but through the encounter with a local Yachimun writer, I was gradually attracted to the width of the glaze expression that greatly influenced the impression of Yachimun. "I want to be a writer who is loved by the local area," he will go on the path of Yachimun's potential.


Yachimun with warmth and Okinawan love#Oshiro Kobo Masafumi Oshiro


Beauty born from the exploration of the material and the brush brush cultivated in the calligraphy

Oshiro's vessel uses traditional Yachimun's design, but its expression is full of originality. In particular, the glaze uses local ingredients to feel Okinawa -like from its color and texture.


"I dig my own glaze by digging mud called Okinawan Kucha and the soil near the workshop."


A dark candy -colored bowl with the traces of the brush on the back side of the back is made from a glaze made from Tomitaki Castle. One of the expressions unique to Oshiro -san's vessels is the dynamism of the flowing brush and the subtle shade of the candy color, which is realized by using the soil that is originally difficult to use for painting. is.


Yachimun with warmth and Okinawan love#Oshiro Kobo Masafumi Oshiro



Enjoy the gloss and matte texture contrast

It is impressive that paintings such as arabesque and round crests are clearly drawn and emit a strong gloss. The roots of the detailed brush brushes are in calligraphy that they have been good at for more than 10 years since they were children.


"The brush brushes cultivated in the calligraphy are used in the current style. By painting the pattern carefully without blurring, you can maximize the gloss of glaze using Okinawan volcanic ash."


The contrast between the matte texture and the gloss of the pattern, which is an indispensable expression for Oshiro's vessel, is born by accumulation of more complex processes than usual. Even on the same white background, the matte and glossy parts look like a different color. The idea that combines different textures is to be brought in by observing various textures that exist around, such as pottery, porcelain, paintings, nature, and sometimes metal tools.


The reason is that it is a vessel that does not get tired even if you use it everyday because it contains a number of differences in texture in the vessel and show a different expression every time you see it. Please take a closer look at various angles to the back of the vessel, as well as painting, and enjoy the commitment of Oshiro's "I want you to feel the warmth of hand work".


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