Yoichi Hatakenaka, the magician of Washi paper
I spoke with artist Yoichi Hatakenaka but let me postpone a detailed presentation of his work for a later day. Suffice to know that he is a wizard of washi, Japanese paper.
This feather like box is a beauty, believe me. It is made of washi, of course, lacquered, of course. It absolutely requires delicate manipulation. It allows me to show you a glimpse of Box Prototype 2. Readers already know I am into boxes.
This one ushers so far in unthinkable possibilities. You might wonder or already understand what’s in this see-through box. Yes, it has to do with the olfactory world of Japan. More on this at stage 3.