Biko Hayashi

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On an indented section of a wooden stand, a flat piece of metal is beaten with a wooden mallet so it can be bent. After this, variously shaped iron bars known as ategane are poked toward the wooden platform to create a form gradually. A piece of metal must be beaten tens of thousands of times to create a single finished work.

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Starting with a sheet of metal, you use a wide range of implements and beat it from both the front and the back many times to create a three-dimensional form. Some are highly pronounced three-dimensional forms, while others are shallow reliefs like those seen on brooches and kimono sash ornaments.

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Biko Hayashi

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  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

In the world of metalcraft, I have earned high recognition as an artist specializing in the tankin (hammering) technique for hard materials such as stainless steel; however, in recent years, I h・・・

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