Potsu Potsu…the sound of rain

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  Potsu Potsu is the sound that rain makes when it hits the ground. Kyu Kyu is the sound that a fabric makes when it is pinched and picked up.   There are the numerous onomatopoeic expressions in Japanese language. k.i.w.a collections are named after such unique depictions of natural phenomenon and movements.   Potsu Potsu and Kyu Kyu are chosen to be exhibited at... Read More

OIGEN’s newest collection-k.i.w.a-

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The website of OIGEN’s latest collection ‘k.i.w.a’ is now opened. Click here OIGEN revealed k.i.w.a collection to the world at the one of the biggest gift shows held last year in summer, New York International Gift Fair 2012. (featured in past blog: click here) While OIGEN is known for tea ceremony items, such as ‘tetsubin (kettle)’ and tea pot, and cookware, k.i.w.a... Read More

Enjoy and Experience the Traditional Crafts!

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Jasper Morrison, a prominent industrial designer, and OIGEN have collaborated to create a new series Palma! You can see what kind of miracle happen when modern design meets the authentic technique.   The design has been proved by being nominated as a Japan representative for ELLE DECO International Design Awards. This is an award given to the best designer furnishing, selected... Read More

Thanks for gathering!

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The first “Fuudo(wind earth) -Food-Fuudo (wind person)” event ended with smiles on everyone’s faces, with special guest chef from Australia presenting some of his signature dish. OIGEN cast iron wares were used in most of the cooking, and participating guests enjoyed the tasty meals using fresh local produce. The event was organized to bring people with different background... Read More

Iwate lovers, gather together!

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The view from restaurant Laureole Food and Fun for Folks!   Those who love the climate of Iwate, Those who love the food of Iwate, Gather together to share the joy!   OIGEN will be participating in a local event, planned to be held on 15th Oct (Mon) for all those who enjoy the food and the climate of Iwate. Fresh local produce will be prepared in OIGEN’s cast iron cookware... Read More