As I feel almost every day, the sky in Kyoto is truly varied. It is a busy weather in a short time with sunny, cloudy and rainy weather. Basically, even if it is sunny, the clouds move quickly, and there is almost no state of fine weather for a long time. Even when shooting, I have to change the camera settings in a few tens of seconds. I’m very busy. Both of these are correct, but the impressions are different. These two pictures were taken with slightly different amounts of clouds. It is difficult to choose one. I don’t know which one the viewer prefers. I should choose the one that suits the work, and I should post both, but the number will increase. Natural light is fun and difficult.
As I mentioned a little before, there is a remarkable Japanese sweets shop near my gallery. My district is close to the city center, but it’s not a commercial location. But there are shops that are essentially great. This Japanese sweets shop “Kashiya Nona” is run by a young woman. The Japanese sweets she makes will lead me to a new world beyond my imagination. She finds innovation in tradition. Chestnuts are used for the two on the right. Her sense is hidden in the purple part. Her work goes well with matcha, of course, but also with coffee and tea. And above all, it goes well with wine. I eat it quickly because it’s delicious, but my partner eats it very slowly. She seems to want to fully enjoy it. Previously, my gallery was in a prime location in Tokyo, but there was no such wonderful Japanese sweets shop full of individuality. There were many popular shops, but they weren’t delicious in nature. It was just excessive packaging and atmosphere. I may have wanted to escape from such a world. I am currently living in a new world called Kyoto, and they are all very kind and wonderful people. Unfortunately, in today’s world, appearance and topicality precede the essentials. I want to pursue the essential quality that does not depend on the appearance. In the sense of surprise, this plate can also be hung on the wall to enjoy Matiere. This piece will fit well on both old-fashioned house walls and modern concrete walls. You can enjoy the atmosphere of Wabi-Sabi.