The space between ink writing on Japanese washi paper. The subdued texture of lacquerware stifling light. A room of soft light seen through shoji paper screens.
The spaces around us are alive with distinctive Japanese aesthetics and time.
'LIVING TALK' aims to enhance calm and conversation in living spaces through products expressing such Japanese aesthetics.
We create stories to adorn your very own space and time from our company in the beautiful rural pottery town of Tajimi.
Surrounded by lush mountains in the south of Gifu Prefecture, Tajimi City is home to Mino-yaki pottery.
The streets lined with historical potteries and ceramic shops reveal just how integrated pottery is with life here.
Back in the 1970s, pottery was so common that the Toki river flowing through the town was milky with potting clay.
Living Talk bases its creative pursuits out of this historical center, Tajimi.
Pottery made in eastern Mino, including Tajimi, is known as Mino-yaki, or Mino Ware.
With roots dating back 1,300 years, Oribe and numerous other distinctive Mino Ware styles developed, giving birth to a wide variety of glazes, clay and working techniques.
The region currently produces around half of all domestic pottery, lining dinner tables around Japan and abroad.
1-1 Misaka-cho Tajimi-shi Gifu
forest town #1001 3-33-7 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku Tokyo