kei harada exhibits 1,200 rice bowls from the town of hasami
 
kei harada exhibits 1,200 rice bowls from the town of hasami kei harada exhibits 1,200 rice bowls from the town of hasami
feb 14, 2015

kei harada exhibits 1,200 rice bowls from the town of hasami

kei harada exhibits 1,200 rice bowls from the town of hasami
all images courtesy of kei harada

 

 

the town of hasami in nagasaki prefecture of southwestern japan is known for its porcelain production from historical times. paying homage to this significance, kei harada has created an exhibition that displays 1,200 rice bowls.

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
the town of hasami in nagasaki prefecture of southwestern japan is known for its porcelain production

 

 

  

each dish presents a unique color and design that exhibits the creative principles deployed by the craftsmen of the town. they are laid atop numerous box-like foundations which imitate the iconic agricultural landscape of the famous terraced rice paddies.

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
each dish presents a unique color and design

 

 

 

the aim of this installation was to combine these two icons of the town in a visual representation. each of the supporting volumes differ in size and height, making it functional for transportation and recreation in other venues.

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
each of the supporting volumes differ in size and height

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
each pathway branches off of the main circulation route along the left side of the space

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
each box has its own distinct height

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
example of the terraced rice paddies

kei harada rice bowls exhibition hasami japan designboom
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