The Soul in It Revives As Other Products


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The Ohbori Soma ware is a  traditional craft in Namie city in Fukushima.
It had been inherited  for 300 years.

studio
However, around 20 studios were driven out of business by earthquake disaster.

The “Piece by Piece” is a restoration project. The craftsmen of  the Ohbori Soma ware and Takeshi Matsunaga, who is a Matsunaga kiln’s fourth generation, started the project from strong thought.

They would like to make new style product.
work place
The product uses broken piece of Ohbori Soma ware, which is damaged by earthquake disaster, and they revive the crafts.

Even the thing which has been broken lets a soul in it revive as other products newly.

Meanwhile, the rebuilding the work place in another area is advanced now.
But the were was possible to make by using the glaze from “the Toyama stone”, which was only able to collect in the area, the product is done by putting this glaze on the clay.
somayaki money clip
The name of  the “Piece by Piece” has meaning of  “little by little”, too.
Paying money to craftsmen from the sale of the products will help them.
The project wishes their life little by little better steady for craftsmen,
their family and local people.

The Piece by Piece Project by
http://soma.thebase.in

Other handcraft from damaged area
Project by Women Who Stepped Forward
New Product Idea From Traditional Japanese Paper
Making Japanese Paper in Tohoku
Japanese Traditional Paper 

Image from: http://soma.thebase.in, http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp, http://asama888.cocolog-nifty.com

 

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