Artifacts of Tokyo Living by Yuki Takeshima
I had never lived in Japan until, through no intention of my own, I found myself relocated to Tokyo at the beginning of 2018. Somewhere in between feeling alienation and belonging, I became keenly aware of the innate uniqueness of the Tokyo lifestyle. I found that aspects of Japanese culture intensely permeates through the objects that formed the make-up of a typical Japanese household. In this series, these objects have been selected and preserved as a series of artifacts. By stopping its functionality, the objects are rendered unusable, frozen in time, preserved in its current state.
・Kōro - Incense Burner: approx. 4" x 4" x 3"
・Ochoko - Sake Cup: approx. 2" x 2" x 2"
・Shōyu-sashi - Soy Sauce Caster: approx. 3" x 2" x 4"
・Nyūbachi • Nyūbō - Mortar • Pestle: approx. 3" x 3" x 3"
・Ichirin-zashi - Single Flower Vase: approx. 3" x 3" x 4"
・each object comes with an information card
About the Artist: Yuki Takeshima is Japanese artist, born in South Korea, raised in Australia, educated in Chicago and now living in Tokyo. She has identified integrally with all of these cultural backgrounds which have shaped a unique and personal perspective that translates in her work. She explores the creation of atmospheric effect in artifacts and spaces, from table-top objects to large scale installations. Outside her personal projects, Yuki has co-founded the design studio, @kasaobjects, with Mircea Eni to pursue the creation of unique and naïve objects with which to coexist.