Kurashiki Canvas Co., Ltd.
[Kurashiki Canvas] Masako Nakagawa’s photo book “An Ordinary Day” is now on sale, a valuable book that captures the warm scenery of a long-established canvas factory
A work that gathered a lot of support through crowdfunding in 2022. “A day in the life” at a factory that has been in business for 135 years ……
Kurashiki Hanpu Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture), which manufactures, plans and sells domestically produced canvas, will begin general sales of the photo book “An Ordinary Day” (Photo: Masako Nakagawa), which captures the daily life of its canvas factory. . This is a heartwarming book that captures the landscape of traditional manufacturing and the people involved in it from the photographer’s unique perspective. From December 6, 2023, you can purchase it from the Kurashiki Hanpu online store.
Kurashiki Canvas was founded in 1888 as a weaving shop that weaved cloth from cotton thread.
A shuttle loom keeps running making a clanking sound.
Fine cotton dust scattering like pure white snow.
The eyes of the craftsmen desperately follow the slightest thread. We simply pursue the manufacturing we believe in.
Even in modern times, where life has changed dramatically, the time that passes through factories remains the same as in the past. Photographer Masako Nakagawa happened to visit a Kurashiki canvas factory. As if being pushed back by the straight air that drifts at the manufacturing site,
I naturally started taking the shutter.
The single-mindedness of simply continuing to weave the pure white canvas Inside the frame, it transforms into a precious and beautiful landscape. Masako Nakagawa’s photographs capture the scenery of a day at the factory. In the daily life that we spend casually, in the constant flow of universality. It tells us that something irreplaceable and important is hidden. [Image 2
The photo book, which received support from 260 people through crowdfunding in 2022, has finally been released. A simple, beautiful book that captures the daily life of a historic textile factory. You will be able to feel a gentle warmth in the seemingly ordinary scenery of manufacturing. Please take a look at the “now” of Kurashiki Canvas, which continues to weave and connect history.
[Masako Nakagawa Profile]
He specializes in portraits that capture natural expressions, slices of glowing daily life, and beautiful landscapes. He regularly holds photo exhibitions and is active in a variety of genres including magazines, advertising, artist photography, and books. Moved base to Okayama in March 2011. Every day I travel all over the country and abroad. In 2017, he published “Dareod” (BOOK MARUTE/Pilgrim). Starting with Taiwan, we will hold exhibitions and fairs all over the country. In 2019, “Rippling” was released by WONDER FULL LIFE. Released the short story “Mokiku” in collaboration with fua accessory. There are also many essays. Representative works include “New World” (published by PLANCTON) and “IMMIGRANTS” (published by Octavus). Her latest work is “Girls” (published by KADOKAWA), co-authored with novelist Shino Sakuragi. We plan to publish our first collection of essays in February 2024.
Masako Nakagawa photo book “An Ordinary Day”
Specifications: Bag binding/open back binding
Plate type: 182mm x 238mm
Sales price: 4,620 yen (tax included)
Cover: 6 types in total
Design: Shohei Iida ido
Edit: Naoji Ikai
Publisher: Kurashiki Hanpu Co., Ltd.
■Kurashiki Hanpu Online Store Masako Nakagawa photo book “An Ordinary Day” sales page URL: https://store.kurashikihampu.co.jp/products/4006 [About Kurashiki Canvas]
Manufacturing the highest quality canvas that is world-class. Kurashiki Hanpu is a canvas manufacturer founded in 1888. While innovating with each generation, we use the wisdom and skills of craftsmen accumulated over more than 130 years to twist yarns that are both flexible and strong, and use shuttle looms to continue weaving products with high quality and texture. Kurashiki Hanpu’s first-class canvas is used in a variety of situations, from bags and shoes to daily necessities to industrial use.
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