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Making beauty: Hosono Hitomi

This series celebrates the work of living Japanese artists and craftspeople. Hosono Hitomi makes extraordinary, beautiful ceramic works and her ‘Large Feather Leaves Bowl’ is a highlight of the Museum’s Japanese collection. She painstakingly attached 1,000 individual leaves, the entire process taking one year to complete. The leaves appear to be gently rustling in the wind.

The film captures the process of creation and Hitomi describes how she draws on memories of her mother’s garden and family rice fields in Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, as well as her knowledge of nature in London, where she now lives. Hitomi graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, going on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and then at London’s Royal College of Art.

This film series has been produced with the support of JTI.