Anniina Koivu, Teruhiro Yanagihara

A Brief Moment ( ) A Long Tradition

1616 / arita japan, Teruhiro Yanagihara, Polar Inc. and All the Way to Paris
self-published by 1616 / arita japan
Silver Medal

Begründung der Jury

Denmark /// Dänemark

This book reflects 1616 / arita japan’s rich, 400-year history of craftsmanship and tells the firm’s story in a wonderfully calm and
relaxed way.

Arita is a small village in Japan known for its ceramics, and it’s where 1616 / arita japan still produces its beautiful porcelain today. The book shows the simplicity, precision and love with which those products are made, and offers an aesthetic exploration of tradition and fine tableware.

A talented Danish design team has created a perfect hardcover book featuring beautifully chosen materials, with a cloth binding and coloured edges, technically precise and sophisticated printing, first-class repro work and excellent typography. The quality of the photographs is reproduced on uncoated paper. The accompanying watercolour illustrations, in which 16 artists give playful takes on the most famous plate from the 1616 / TY “Standard” series, are a delicate addition to the overall design and lend it a special touch.

The precision of the firm’s production process is reflected in the design of this stunning book, which takes readers on an indepth journey into Japan’s most impressive porcelain manufacturer. A very professional publication, put together with skill and soul.

29,5 × 23 cm
224 + 8 page separate insert Seiten
67,00 Euro
All the Way to Paris
Narayana Press, Odder