Takayoshi Narita “Forging”

A&S is pleased to announce our solo exhibition by metal artist Takayoshi Narita at HIN, Kyoto, from Friday, 15 December, his first solo exhibition at A&S.

Event details

Takayoshi Narita creates tools for daily life by repeatedly beating and forging iron, heated in a coke oven until it turns bright red, by hand. Each tool has a texture and lean form unique to the fine-wire iron made by careful beating.


The exhibition will feature a collection of tea caddies, tea spoons and coffee measure cups, that were made in request by A&S, as well as a selection of open-flame cooking utensils that are representative of Narita’s work. A wide variety of utensils will be on display to give visitors a full insight into the artist’s craftsmanship. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

  • The first day of the exhibition, Friday, December 15th is open by appointment only.
  • *The reservation window is now closed.


’Forging’ means merging metals.
Hammering iron to make tools.
The tools I make express the unique color and primitive expression of iron as a material, however are made delicately, and thin and light as possible, yet strong enough to be used as a object.
Above all, I try to make tools that blend easily into everyday life, are easy to pick up and fun to use. I wish my products to be a part of your daily necessities.
I hope to continue to create pieces that can be a part of your everyday life.”


― Takayoshi Narita

Tea caddy, tea spoon
Cutlery rests, pots stand


Takayoshi Narita was born 1969 in Hakodate, Hokkaido. He earned his degree in oil painting at Musashino Art University and later continued to produce two-dimensional works while studying welding at a vocational training school and working in an iron foundry. In 2005, he set up his own foundry in Minakami, Gunma Prefecture, where he creates cookware and tableware from wrought iron and steel. His works are featured often in solo exhibitions.



Takayoshi Narita “Forging”


December 15th (Friday) — December 24th (Sunday) 2023 / 11:00 – 19:00
Artist will be present:December 15th (Friday)
*The shop is closed on Tuesdays

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