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By applying the masterly skill of shaving bamboo into a thin layer, members of the “Revalue Nippon Project” - Kashiwa Sato and takram’s Kinya Tagawa - designed a typography using extremely thin layers of bamboo to create a delicate and complex artwork called “TakeFino.” Furthermore, this work was sold at the “2013 Charity Gala with Gucci” and broke its highest price record.
This work uses over 4,000 thinly shaved bamboo parts made by Tanimura using the “aji-kezuri” technique to express new typography. The words on a mirrored surface read the “Tangent Sculpture poem” related to the bamboo and its craftsman. The new typography was named “TakeFino” after this poem.
“TakeFino” consists of three parts, “Poem,” “Love,” and “Peace.” Each work is placed on top of a mirrored stainless board of 1 square meter. The typography used in “Poem” was designed specifically for showcasing the unique curving bamboo material. “Love” and “Peace” are made of the feathery by-products of the “aji-kezuri,” and balances well with the handwritten letters of Kashiwa Sato.
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