Jan 29, 21Event
Sho Bok Si 瀟木子

We will be presenting an exhibition for Sho Bok Si at HIN in Kyoto and OVER THE COUNTER in Tokyo.

“Sajiya” is a project that started in 2018 by Atsushi Sakai. Sakai is a master wood craftsman who sponsors the gallery studio under his other artist name, “Sajiya” in Okayama Prefecture. With the meaning of “a person who works wood into fashion,” Sajiya’s concept goes beyond the perspective of making tools for functionality, and each detail of his woodwork is made to move the heart of the person who uses it. Thinned wood from the olive groves in Okayama is mainly used in his work, and each piece is modeled while he communicates with the different expressions and faces of every different type of wood.

This is Sho Bok Si's second exhibition at Arts & Science, and in addition to the one-of-a-kind items in large and small sizes, size 25 spoons and coffee spoons will be exhibited and available for sale.

【Regulations for the exhibition】
*Due to the regulations for prevention of the coronavirus, admissions may be restricted to ensure your safety and social distancing.
*Please wear a mask when you would visit us and disinfect your hands with the alcohol antiseptic solution.
*We are asking to take all customers temperature using a non-contact infrared thermometer. For customers with temperatures 37.5℃ and over will not be permitted in the stores. We thank you for your understanding.

【How to make you reservation】
Admission is possible without a reservation; however, we may ask you to wait in line. We recommend that you make an appointment prior to your visit. Please read the terms in “Notice of Shopping Appointments” and contact HIN or OVER THE COUNTER shop by e-mail with your request of date and time. We ask you to give “1st and 2nd choices”. The reservation will be confirmed by an email from the store.

※Please be sure to send your reservation directly to the shop email address below. (If you contact us from the contact form on our website, we may take longer to respond).
※Admission is limited to 2 people per reservation.
※If you do not make a reservation, please duly note we may ask you to wait in line.

【Appointment window】
Kyoto:HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
Exhibition dates:Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February
Reservation window:Wed. 27th January –
E-mail here:hin@arts-science.com

Exhibition dates:Fri. 5th March – Sun. 14th March
Reservation window:Fri. 19th February –
E-mail here:over-the-counter@arts-science.com

Sho Bok Si
HIN / Arts & Science, Nijodori Kyoto
Fri. 5th February – Sun. 14th February / 12:00 – 19:00
*Closed on Tuesdays
Fri. 5th March – Sun. 14th March / 12:00 – 19:00
Wood specialist Atsushi Sakai has garnered an international following for his handcrafted useful objects, especially his line of wooden spoons that combine natural sculptural shapes with a refined approach to practical functionality. Born in Aichi prefecture in 1969, Sakai began to follow his passion for wood working in 1994 shortly after graduating from university. He opened his shop Sajiya in Kunitachi, Tokyo in 2006 and established his brand Sho Bok Si in 2018. Today his workshop is located in Ushimado, Okayama.
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