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Arata Nagano
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A mixture of clay and sand is shaped by rotating a board with a cutout outline that is a cross-section of the final shape. This technique is used to make tea kettles for the tea ceremony, temple bells and other circular, symmetrical objects. After removal from the mold, a kettle can be heated and painted with lacquer and ohaguro (a coating used in the old days to blacken one’s teeth) to produce a uniquely beautiful finish.

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Arata Nagano

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I use wazuku, which is Japanese iron from ancient times, and produce teakettles. By applying traditional technology such as horobiki*, the loam mold casting process or iron smelted in a furnace・・・

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