June 8, 2013

Kamisoe, Kyoto

The moment one encounters Kamisoe, there is a sense of the love of craft in a space so minimal, yet organised over time to achieve a spatial composition of movement and harmony that is so perfectly aligned with space and time. Kamisoe creates modern karakami using paper traditionally used for shoji screens with century-old printing techniques. Feel the paper between your fingers, and experience a beauty so profound, a lightness so fleeting yet powerful that it almost encompasses the essence of life itself. In this magical moment, one could begin to understand the craft that the owner, Kado-san, has dedicated his life to.

[kamisoe.com and kamisoe.exblog.jp]

[photos: © angelus novus]