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Yukari

Discovering Connections in Japanese Homewares

Nov 15-17, 2013

Nalata Nalata is pleased to present Yukari, an exhibition of contemporary Japanese homewares.

We are honored to have the opportunity to host this special event that will coincide with Nalata Nalata’s pop-up shop opening in Manhattan, which will run up until Christmas with several design related events throughout the duration.

On November 15th, the pop-up shop will kickstart with an opening reception for our inaugural exhibition – organized in collaboration with Japanese design studios, Oji and Design and Asahikawa Woodworking. We will be exhibiting their new works at our temporary location and designer Oji Masanori himself will be our guest of honor for the event.

This exhibition is focused around the idea of a product being seen as a form of connection, or Yukari (a word used in Japan since ancient times). Yukari can be revealed through the relationships that exist between maker and designer, designer and user, and it can even create links between generations: past, present and future. On display will be a selection of contemporary housewares manufactured with traditional techniques. The outcomes of these relationships can be seen in tableware collections such as the Cara line designed by Rina Ono and the Kami series designed by Oji Masanori – both crafted by expert woodworker Takahashi Kougei.

“Many of the manufacturers I am involved with have been around for more than a century. Since they have continuously produced their products for a hundred years, I want to pour my efforts into seeing they continue to produce them for a hundred more.” – Oji Masanori

The opening reception of Yukari is on November 15th at 7:30PM. There will be a selection of sake from Sakaya NYC originating from the Hokkaido area in honor of the prefecture in which the Asahikawa Woodworking organization is located. If you can’t make it on this night, the show will stay up through till November 17th. We hope to see you out for a wonderful evening of great design and sake. Come discover Yukari!

View a recap of the event here.

Shop the Exhibition

Cara Cup
Cara Cup

Cara Cup

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Cara Cup. I was carved out of a single piece of wood, so my grain is continuous and lovely. Not to brag too too much. I’m the perfect serving for a person and you will love touching my curves.       

$62
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Cara Bowl
Cara Bowl

Cara Bowl

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood bowl. I’m perfect for cereals, soups, stews, oatmeal, snacks, porridge and rice. Also, good for small fruits like cherries and grapes.     

$70
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Cara Dish
Cara Dish

Cara Dish

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Cara Dish. Ideally I’m used for salad, but I don’t mind being treated to an ice cream sundae every once and a while too.   

$85
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Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Cara Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood plate. Imagine this… it's a lazy Sunday morning and friends are gathering at your place for brunch. You're serving your infamous chocolate chip pancakes and some fresh whipped cream on the side. What better way to serve them than on your natural wood plates, with a splash of maple syrup and some berries?     

$75
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Cara Egg Holder
Cara Egg Holder

Cara Egg Holder

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood egg holder. I’m an elegant and natural way to serve your boiled eggs every morning. I’m a little thing that makes your mornings more delightful.     

$22
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Cara Mug
Cara Mug

Cara Mug

Rina Ono for Takahashi Kougei

I am a linden wood mug. I’ll stand out from the rest of the cups in your pantry. My unique natural wood grain will find a way into your heart to become your new favorite coffee mug. Or any hot drink, for that matter.    

$75
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Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Large (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Large Kami Plate. Dinner just got a hundred times more fun! Now with never before seen raised edges! But wait! That’s not all! Act now and see the delicate wood grain for yourself!  

$120
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Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Medium (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Medium Kami Plate. Give me something good to eat. Not too big, not too small, just the size of Montreal!  

$85
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Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)
Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Kami Plate - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Small Kami Plate. I love it when good friends gather around me for snacks and treats…. catching up and reminiscing on old times. Plus I get to hear all the latest gossip!  

$50
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Kami Cup - Long
Kami Cup - Long

Kami Cup - Long

Hidetoshi Takahashi for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Long Kami Cup. I am the tall one out of the group. You can spot me in the crowd if you’re ever lost. But that doesn’t mean I’m a towering giant. I was handcrafted with such delicacy, always with elegance in mind.  

$70
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Kami Cup - Wide
Kami Cup - Wide

Kami Cup - Wide

Hidetoshi Takahashi for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Wide Kami Cup. In Japanese, Kami means “Paper” so I was named after my smooth finish and sheer texture. Take a sip and try it out for yourself.  

$70
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Kami Mug
Kami Mug

Kami Mug

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Kami mug. I am hand-crafted from the rare Castor Aralia tree so I like to think I’m special. My subtle glow illuminates the grain that makes me truly one-of-a-kind.  

$75
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Kakudo Chopping Board
Kakudo Chopping Board

Kakudo Chopping Board

Oji Masanori for Takahashi Kougei

I am a Kakudo Chopping Board. It’s all about concentration. Focus, aim for the target, and strike at the right moment. Don’t worry about the details, I got your back and I can handle the blow.  

Starting at $165
Roly Poly Lamp
Roly Poly Lamp

Roly Poly Lamp

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Roly Poly Lamp. I’ll light up with a single tap, and turn off automatically so you can take a nap. Sleep tight!  

$260
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Otona Wood Fork
Otona Wood Fork

Otona Wood Fork

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am an Otona Wood Fork. Leave your manners at the door! Pull up a seat, grab my handle and chow down.  

$55
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Otona Wood Spoon
Otona Wood Spoon

Otona Wood Spoon

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am an Otona Wood Spoon. I was carved to help you feast. When I see food before my eyes, I’m prepared for what’s to come so please, don’t be shy, grab a spoonful.  

$55
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinegata
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinegata

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinegata

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Kinegata Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinuta
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinuta

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Kinuta

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Kinuta Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Natsume
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Natsume

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Natsume

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Natsume Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tokuri
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tokuri

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tokuri

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Tokuri Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tsurukubi
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tsurukubi

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Tsurukubi

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am a Tsurukubi Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Uzukumaru
Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Uzukumaru

Chiisaki Hanaire Mini Vase - Uzukumaru

Hiroyuki Inoue for Akarino Tane

I am an Uzukumaru Chiisaki-Hanaire Vase. I love all the guests that occupy my space. Although they are fleeting, their temporary presence is always appreciated.   

$30
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SH48 Stool
SH48 Stool

SH48 Stool

Takahito Iba for Ibazen

I am an SH48 Stool. Grab a hold of my handle and give yourself a break. My comfy seat will give you the rest you need.  

$1,050
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SH30 Stool
SH30 Stool

SH30 Stool

Takahito Iba for Ibazen

I am an SH30 Stool. I'm the perfect height for tying on shoes so you tell me, which seat will you choose?  

$975
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