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Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd.

18 East 64th Street
Suite 1F
New York 10065

T (212) 230 1680
M (917) 435 9473

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Ion Fukazawa: Returning to the Earth

Dai Ichi Arts, Ltd. is delighted to introduce rising star and Tajimi-based artist Ion Fukazawa's series: "Returning to the Earth" to our gallery space this May.

Ion's works interrogate the difference between artificial and natural forms. In an era when human activity spans almost all the surfaces of the Earth, what is the formal difference between nature and artifice? What is our role in defining our current Anthropocene? Ion is interested in Kogei (Japanese traditional craft) and was taught by Harumi Nakashima.

Materiality, form, and function are the cornerstones of Ion's works, which articulate the movement of the clay from the centrifugal force created from the rotating wheel. As we return to the clay medium this month, we are proud to present the first of a series of 4 pieces.

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June Collection

This June, we reflect on Kigo (季語) or "Season words", which refers to words used to express the seasons and, in turn, feeling, in classical Japanese poetry. As June arrives in full swing, we may observe the term "minazuki" (水無月; the month of water), conceptualizing June. In 1941, the poet, author, and critic Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1897-1902), wrote about minazuki:


In the coolness
of the empty sixth-month sky...
the cuckoo's cry.

Complementary to Masaoka Shiki's poetry, Dai Ichi Arts features exceptional functional Sake Wares by Miwa Kazuhiko, Koie Ryoji, Kakurenzaki Ryuichi, Takeuchi Shingo, and more, echoing the refreshing tone of this summer season.More information here...