I visited the gallery which renovated an old warehouse in Hitachi Ota, Ibaraki in order to see the show of ornaments for the girl's festival called Hinamatsuri.
On March 3rd., we celebrate our Girl's Festival. It's also known as the
"Peach Tree Festival" because the flowers bloom around that time. The
festival is held to pray for young girls' health and happiness. Families
with young girls display beautiful doll sets, peach trees, shiro-zake,white sweet rice wine, and hishi-mochi, diamond-shaped rice cake.
All Tsurusi Hina hanging ornaments were made by the mother and aunt of the gallery's owner. The ornaments are made of a great variety of fabrics and strings. They make the inside of the warehouse look so bright and gorgeous for girls!
According to Mr. Komuro's website, Kana Ryoushi is a paper made for calligraphy and is especially suited for Kana characters. The use of Kana characters was developed in late Heian era between 11 and 12th century in Japan. During this period, many classics, called Kohitsu, were published. They were made of beautifully decorated handmade papers. Now Mr. Komuro reproduces those papers while referencing the classics, as shown in the pictures below.
The bathroom is next to a Japanese style room, so the color of the
tatami floor, pale rush green, and and the wallpaper colors are
perfectly matched. Also I like the combination of the wooden washstand
and the toilet seat with hi-tech functions.
"White Lotus" khaki cushion cover made by a staff of the architect's office.
I love seeing the same print printed on different materials. Hope we can introduce frumafar. original print curtains as well next time!
To shop "white lotus" fabric and wallpaper, please click here