Revited the image of a plant to meet in Okinawa and designed #Iguchi Kobo Iguchi Haruharu

We talked to Haruharu Iguchi of Iguchi Kobo, who made a thin and simple Yachimun that enhances the dishes to be served.

[1] About the trigger of pursuing the path of crafts, the background of your own, the history and formation of the workshop
The work of Iguchi Kobo in Yomitan Village, Okinawa is a simple and sharpened Yachimun created by potter Haruharu Iguchi.
Mr. Iguchi, who liked painting since childhood, went to the design department in high school, and at first he studied graphic design, so the university also wanted to be a design department. During the preparation for the exam, I came across the work of Minoru Omine, a later teacher, made it a chance to change my course and go to the pottery path.
"Speaking of Okinawa, there are many decorations such as Tsuboya -yaki, and there are many pottery and patterns like decorations, and I was shocked by the freedom of the simplicity and color used by the teacher. So, I changed the destination of the university from the design department to the pottery department. "
Instead of aiming to be a potter to inherit the tradition, I feel the strength of pursuing my own Yachimun because of the shift change from the graphic design road.


[2] What you are working on and conscious to stimulate your five senses.

Revited the image of a plant to meet in Okinawa and designed #Iguchi Kobo Iguchi Haruharu

Mr. Iguchi often becomes a design source of Okinawan plants, and is looking forward to finding new plants by walking in the Yanbaru forest on the main island of Okinawa or visiting a botanical garden.
"Even if you look at the flowers and plants outside the window, and the next hedge, everything will lead to the design."
Hibiscus flowers drawn by Mr. Iguchi give the first flower -like impact. This is because the shape of the flower is reconstructed in Iguchi's head and created as a new design.


[3] What you value and commitment in the work production, what you want to convey through the work and what you want to fulfill

Revited the image of a plant to meet in Okinawa and designed #Iguchi Kobo Iguchi Haruharu

The dining table is strongly conscious of Mr. Iguchi as a stage to spread the vessel. I think that food and vessels that are indispensable for living are inseparable. He said that he had been in high school since he was a part -time job in high school.
"I thought it would be nice to design a dish that looks beautiful without disturbing the dish while serving a dish in the bowl."
Mr. Iguchi's vessel is a "container that shines in cooking", and the bowls in the hands of a bowl are as thin as possible and are as thin as they are light and easy to hold. It is full of compassion for the vessel user, who wants to please those who make cooking and feel comfortable eating and feeling comfortable.
Both his wife, Yui, who produces in the workshop, is also a hobby of cooking and eating, and before living in Okinawa, he traveled all over the country in search of a bowl to serve his own dishes.
"I want to be a dish with the main role of a meal. I don't want to be a good basis for my life, so I want you to have fun and eat it (Yuji)."
One of the representative works, "O -kon," is impressive with a freelance and rhythmic pattern, and has a different expression in the brushing momentum and shade of color. Mr. Iguchi says that the fact that all patterns are not all right is the fun of handicraft vessels. In order to enhance the color of cobalt blue like Okinawa, it is necessary to increase the concentration of the glaze to the last minute, and it seems that it has been adjusted many times before the finish is satisfactory.
On the other hand, the shape of the vessel is produced by focusing on making it uniformly according to the application used. All of the different paintings and the shape of the neatly combined vessel are the charm of Mr. Iguchi's simple vessel, which looks good on the dining table.


[4] What we are trying to inherit traditional technology and culture and what we want to challenge in the future
In the future, "I want to make my own Shisa," says Iguchi. Mr. Iguchi's Shisa has different humor expressions one by one, making the viewer a bright and bright feeling.
A simple Shisa with a sophisticated and thin vessel dignified beauty and the warmth of the soil. Mr. Iguchi's wide sensitivity seems to bring a lot of fortune to the people surrounding the dining table.


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