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July: Flower of the month 2013.7.12Flower of the Month

Let’s creat an atmosphere of a sort of a small garden, Where one sees a piece of natural scenery, cut out for the spot Pick up some wild flowers and simply arrange them in nageire style….

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June: Flower of the month 2013.6.1Flower of the Month

Pink appearing in Manyoshuh, the Pillow Book or in the Tale of Genji are compared to graceful Japanese women and even nowadays pink appears as in “Yamato-Nadeshiko”or”Nadeshiko Japan”

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A visit to Karatsu 2013.5.14News

It was at the end of April, just before the golden week, that I made a business trip to Karatsu. On the first day I visited MasterSakurei Okamoto, who owns a ceramic atelier up in the mountain area of Kyuragi.

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May: Flower of the month 2013.5.9Flower of the Month

Feasting your eyes on bright green of early summer, so fresh, so young and so beautiful, is just a treat in itself. To focus on the freshness of the green, let’s refrain from using too vivid a color with flowers. The bright green leaves play the leading role here.

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April: Flower of the month 2013.4.9Flower of the Month

Out in the fields and up on the hills, picking flowers and twigs, arranging them in a fitting vase, appreciating the advent of spring…….

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Soiree for the eternal youth and longevity 2013.3.18News

On March 20th we held at Yakata “a soiree for the eternal youth and longevity”. The herbs in the “eternal youth and longevity pot” warm your body. Although the spring is already at the corner, and cherry blossoms are to bloom soon, such a pot meal is a mercy at times yet so chilly.

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March – Flower of the month 2013.3.1Flower of the Month

Whereas ume(Japanese plum) blossoms has masculine line, peach has it feminine.

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Iron bat of ogre 2013.2.28News

Yakata is full of items that are not only fancy but are useful as well. The iron bat of ogre is no exception. It serves as a wall decor, while, meeting the needs for practicability, serving as a shoe tongue.

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February – Flower of the month 2013.2.12Flower of the Month

A branch of Unryu-plum arranged in an elaborately designed metallic vase, that reminds you of a tree bark….

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Ogres, the tutelars of Yakata 2013.2.4News

The ogres, created by Hiroaki Sasaki, are among the popular objects at our gallery. Here you see the third generations, young and naughty. Each generation has their characteristics.

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