Satoyama Landscapes

Satoyama' refers to Japan's beautiful rural landscape, where humans and nature co-exist in harmony. Now that people are recognising the importance of creating a sustainable society and protecting the environment, the value of Satoyama is being revaluated.

Artist Keigo Kamide has his roots in Kutani pottery and has a talent for transposing traditional craftsmanship to modern styles. In this collection, he uses the five colours of 'Kutani ware' (green, yellow, purple, blue and red) to tell stories of the Japanese wildlife that he encountered in the Satoyama, using a dyeing technique called 'tsutsugaki'.