An ink slab is not just an artifact to rub down an ink stick and make some sumi or black ink; it is for calming the mind while making sumi, a place to confront the self.
For me the ink slab is "a receptacle of the spirit" and in its functional simplicity I found the possibility of an artistic expression suitable for today's society.
I am pursuing the creation of contemporary sculpture in this simple "form or shape" in which natural materials are allowed to express themselves.
Honors and AffiliationFull member, Japan Kogei Association
Yamanashi Art Association