"If you find something good in a Japanese secondhand utensils shop, you have to buy it immediately, because if you go back the next day, it will be gone."
- Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
In our travels to the different prefectures in Japan for our collaborative work with craftsmen, we chanced upon many objects that are seemingly insignificant and easily overlooked. Yet, these objects harness unexplainable qualities that so profoundly tugged our hearts. Many are dead stock production from a distant era and never put on the shelves. This section is a glimpse into the backyard of our makers.