Thursday, November 02, 2006

Japanese Akari Lampshades


Japanese akari lampshades are made in the studio of Maeda-sensei.

blossom akari lampshade

He uses a simple frame and beautiful Japanese paper (washi) to create patterns of light that will enhance any room.

From small shades that sit on the floor or can be hung on a wall, to larger artistic models that amply fill a space.

Takehiro Maeda is a Japanese craftsman who follows the way of the "light," or akari. He apprenticed for four years in Kyoto's weaving district, Nishijin, and now has his own studio.

The lamps are both sturdy and evanescent.

Buy akari made in Japan


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