RAN [2017]

Furniture
Client: Tsunyuji / 真宗大谷派唯有山通入寺

 
I received a request from a historical temple in Taito-ku, which was planning to rebuild its structure. In order to do so, a 100-year-old ginkgo tree needed to be cut down. As a way of preserving the memory of this beautiful tree, I decided to repurpose its wood as part of the new interior. Serving as an elegant storage area for the personal items of temple visitors, RAN is both an homage to the temple’s historical past and an integral part of its vibrant future.
 
台東区にて長い歴史を誇る寺院様からのご依頼。寺の建て替えに伴い伐採することとなった樹齢100年以上の銀杏の木を門徒様に寄り添う「木の在り方」を再定義し、棚として再生しました。