The space between ink strokes on washi paper. The soft gleam of light subdued by lacquer. A glow filtering through the shoji paper of a sliding door. Japanese artisan pieces inhabit our surroundings and give life to these spaces, reflecting the unique sensitivity of Japanese culture. .
LIVING TALK aims to offer pieces that embody Japanese aesthetics, offering calm and giving Life to your space. From the pottery town of Tajimi, bordered by water and lush nature, each one of our pieces is a story, accompanying you as you create your own time and place.
Surrounded by lush mountains in southern Gifu Prefecture, the city of Tajimi is home toMinoyaki pottery. The streets, lined with historical pottery factories and ceramic shops, reveal just how integrated pottery is with life here. Back in the 1970s, pottery was so common that the Toki river flowing through the city was milky with potter's clay. Living Talk bases its creative pursuits out of this historic center, Tajimi.
Pottery made in the traditional province of Mino, which included Tajimi, is known as Minoyaki , or Mino ware. With origins going back 1,300 years, Mino ware generated Oribe and numerous other distinctive styles, along with a wide variety of glazes, clays and working techniques. The region currently produces around half of all tableware lining tables around Japan and abroad.