floating pottery: do.do.'s aimo koimo exhibition of japanese tableware 'hasami-yaki'

floating pottery: do.do.'s aimo koimo exhibition of japanese tableware 'hasami-yaki'

tokyo-based design studio do.do. has set ‘aimo koimo’, an unusually designed exhibition of hasami-yaki, a traditional japanese pottery which comes from hasami, nagasaki prefecture. using the japanese common festive costume ‘happi’ as the design reference, the team utilized the same objects they’ve exhibited at local hasami festival before and put the ceramics to float on the water.

installation with hasami pottery in the entrance pond
all images © takumi ota



the title of the exhibition translates from nagasaki dialect as ‘that and this too’, which refers to the various styles of designing hasami-yaki and to the people and culture related to the region. the space is decorated with diverse objects, such as balloons and paper lanterns, which do.do. used before, following the concept of making use of what the designers already had.









lanterns hanging from the ceiling were used at hasami local festival a week ago


workshop space


outdoor demonstration space


project info:


design: kei harada / do.do.

direction: yudai tachikawa/t.c.k.w

graphics: junichi hayama, yuko maltino murakawa, dejimagraph

lighting: yuko yamashita / y2 lighting

photo: takumi ota


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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