HBL Retail: Nousaku at Gyre, Tokyo

Friday, 22 July 2011

Nousaku at Gyre, Tokyo; image courtesy of Shin Suzuki
Tokyo's Gyre shopping centre has collaborated with traditional Japanese artisan studio Nousaku to create an installation-cum-exhibition display. On show are examples of moulds used by the studio, a selection of photographs and many examples of its pieces - including the centrepiece of the exhibition, a large-scale wind bell installation in the store's 30 metre-high atrium space.

Hung from the ceiling, the bells produce delicate and soothing sounds whenever the breeze comes in from the entrance. Each wind bell is handmade in brass, utilising techniques acquired from producing Buddhist altar fittings and bear-repelling bells.

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