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To Reclaim Glass, to Revive our Future | Factory Zoomer

To Reclaim Glass, to Revive our Future | Factory Zoomer

Written by Aya Nihei

A lively, outgoing and naturally energetic woman who laughs cheerfully. A tender-hearted dog lover. A mentor who listens to my pointless talking carefully and gives me thoughtful advice. Likewise an honest interviewee who answers the…

Gold Chawans | Exhibition Recap

Gold Chawans | Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

Although this recap of the Gold Chawans exhibition we had earlier this year is long overdue, it is one we could not help but publish. As the old adage goes, it’s better late than never – especially when showcasing…

Gold Chawans | Exhibition Opening Remarks

Gold Chawans | Exhibition Opening Remarks

Written by Masanobu Ando

In the great history of tea drinking culture in East Asia spanning 2500 years, there were three noteworthy trends. The first, was the drinking of Hei Cha (Bingcha) tea decoction as medicine…

Starter Chair | Children’s Chair Exhibition Recap

Starter Chair | Children’s Chair Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We wanted to thank everyone who was a part of our Starter Chair exhibition, including all of the makers who showcased and visitors who attended. We had 25 child-sized chairs on display…

Michiko Iwata | Studio Visit

Michiko Iwata | Studio Visit

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

We have represented the works of the Iwatas for a while but have waited too long to formally introduce them! Above is Michiko Iwata and Keisuke Iwata – an artist couple who live by the sea…

1981-2021 | Ryuji Mitani Exhibition Recap

1981-2021 | Ryuji Mitani Exhibition Recap

Written by Angélique Chmielewski

This was such a special exhibition for us. It was our first public one in almost two years since the pandemic hit. Made even more memorable because it was a celebration of when Ryuji Mitani started…

1981-2021 | Forty Year Timeline of Persona Studio

Written by Ryuji Mitani

Stepping into Ryuji Mitani’s studio and home in Matsumoto for the first time was a profound experience for us. After observing an urushi demonstration, we had a chat…

1981-2021 | Exhibition Opening Remarks

1981-2021 | Exhibition Opening Remarks

Written by Ryuji Mitani

Hello everyone in New York. It has been a long, difficult time due to COVID-19, but now I am happy to hear that people in New York are gradually returning to normal life, like enjoying…

Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Our New Website

Written by Stevenson Aung

We are ecstatic to introduce our new look, version 2.0 of nalatanalata.com. It has been a long time coming. We have made site improvements here and there since we launched…

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