Shin Kogei - Wood Block Printed Tray
These trays are printed in a traditional way, and show historic aspects of life from Hida-Takayama’s wintry settlement.
Hida and Shrine: Length 21.5 x Width 10 x Depth 1.5 cm
Robata and New Green: Length 21.5 x Width 14.5 x Depth 1.5 cm
Based in Hida-Takayama in the snowy north of Gifu prefecture, Shin Kogei’s work narrates scenes from life and nature in this historic town. Once an important castle town, it is known today for its wooded, sedate and artistic style of life, and its fine tradition of furniture.
Founded by a local artist, Shin Kogei’s shop stocking its handmade products, is a connecting factor to the past - and stands at the heart of Hida-Takayama’s cultural identity today.