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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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Ki no toki (the moment of resolution) by Sueharu Fukami., Kyoto 2013.1.24News

At the end of the year 2012 one of Sueharu Fukami’s works was installed in our gallery. It’s the very piece which has been scheduled for exhibition at Yakata long before its opening in April 2012.

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January-Flower of the month 2013.1.11Flower of the Month

We call red pine “onnamatsu”(=lady pine) and black pine”otokomatsu”(=men pine) May it be due to the supple leaves of the red pine and its delicateness that it is so named .

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A lotus flower has bloomed in our entrance hall. Metal work by Hanae Itoga 2012.12.17News

Itoga has had a bit of hard time to meet my demand. I have asked her for a work in copper with suave finish both in tone and in style. Copper is a hard material and tends to bring about severeness.

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