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Kazunori Hamana | Chiba, Japan | October 2019

Visiting ceramic artist Kazunori Hamana - an original creative and a kind soul, living and making his work by the sea. He often leaves pieces half buried under trees for weeks or months as they weather the elements and grow moss; displaying the markings of time passed.

In century old farmhouses disregarded by society as useless, he installs his work inside and around them in an ongoing dialogue. At one of the houses he created a small organic farm, where we ate persimmons and oranges off the trees. His partner and kintsugi (repair) artist Yukiko Kuroda brings new life and alternative futures to pieces that are broken during his process.