Nakashima Opening

July 30th, 2013

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Last week on Wednesday night we opened our doors for the opening reception of the first Nakashima retrospective in Canada. We had an incredible turn-out and we thank everyone who took the time to visit and say hello to us and the Yarnall-Nakashima family.

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An Ikebana bowl specially made by Masanobu Ando, and a flower arrangement by Mira Nakashima with flowers from Coriander Girl. So beautiful!

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Conoid dining chairs made with walnut and carved hickory pickets.

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Beautiful lounge chairs in cherry with maple burl arms.

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Asa-no-ha cabinet with a Conoid coffee table in front. Tea ceremony tools by Masanobu Ando.

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Large vase by Uchida Kouichi on the left, and Urushi tea containers, and tooled tray by Shingo Tsukuda.

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A Mira box / jewelry box.
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Nakashima belongs in our showroom.

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The most beautiful wood boxes and trays by Tsukuda Shingo.

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The tori arch of the Conoid Bench.

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A special vase by Japanese potter Uchida Kouichi resting on the edge of the bench.

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Hand tooled wooden trays by Tsukuda Shingo.

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Peeking into the rarely photographed back half of our showroom.

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Tea Ceremony bowls and trays made by Masanobu Ando.

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A unique collection of Calligraphy tools made by Masanobu Ando for the exhibition. Mira Nakashima was nice enough to lend us her Calligraphy brushes for the exhibition display.

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One of our favourite collections in the exhibition, the desk, the Captain’s chair and the table lamp are spectacular. Hovering above is a silver glazed cross by Masanobu Ando. Ando-san doesn’t have a connection to the cross, but he saw many on a trip to Europe and thought they would make a nice wall flower vase.

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Grass-seated chairs with a wall hanging cabinet.

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Ultimo bench with Japanese indigo fabric.

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Minguren end table with vase by Uchida Kouichi.

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Black copper glazed lidded statues by Uchida Kouichi.

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Hand chiseled black urushi coated tableware by famous wood craftsman Ryuji Mitani.

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A collection of hammered silver works by Mami and Takejiro Hasegawa.

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The Opening reception with Mira Nakashima in her summer Yukata.

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A collection of woodworkers (including our architect Peter Tan) nerding out ;)

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The two Johns – John Baker & Jon Yarnall (Mira’s husband, woodworker and head of the Nakashima chair department).

A big thank you to:

Fielding Estate Winery - your wine was highly complimented all evening. Thank you for helping make our evening a special success.

Sali Tabacchi – we adore your innovative program design!

Mira and Jon Yarnall, Maria and Maya for coming to Toronto to be a part of this historic event.

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