The first inspiring people and projects for 2013 is a spin-off from the KONBU DOI production filmed last year. We are huge fans of Junichi Doi and this time we feature his father, 3rd generation Shigeyoshi Doi. This one is a little bit different from the usual ipp pace and content. Coming soon. Please enjoy.
In 2012 we featured the 4th generation proprietor of KONBU DOI, Junichi Doi. During filming we also became very interested in his father, 3rd generation proprietor Shigeyoshi Doi. What was the attraction we felt to KONBU DOI? Whilst working on a fresh theme, the staff couldn’t help but feel there was something they missed. So, we have gotten together again to interview the father and find about the Doi [...]
Meeting 02 “KONBU DOI”, presented through three films in collaboration with activist Konbu Shop owner Junichi Doi, was convened at the “Osaka Konbu Meeting” on 28th of October 2012. In the process of producing our films we felt synergy with our many supporters and many fun and inspiring ideas came together in the realistic setting of the workshop & dinner party. We were extremely pleased to be able to [...]
Ipp crews, who were impressed by Junichi Doi’s attitude and the Konbu taste, felt during filming that the taste and significance of his work is not properly expressed by watching the film alone. In order to have people experience more than just the virtues of Konbu, but also accessible and innovative recipes, Junichi Doi together with the ipp crew, have called upon sisters Chie and Hiro, a Vegetable Food [...]
KONBU DOI is a Konbu shop that “takes action”. From fourth generation proprietor Junichi Doi’s father’s time, as well as sounding the alarm on the present day’s forgetting of the genuine, and getting people to take real foods in their daily lives, they have, across two generations, been working on various activities. Junichi Doi, who started helping the fishermen in Hokkaido with the Konbu harvest every year, [...]
In the only elevated area in Osaka lies a town called Karahori. Situated in the shopping district, an area mostly spared the ravages of air raids during WWII, is Konbu Doi. In the 300 years from the Edo period, Osaka food culture has been anchored in Konbu Dashi (stock). Fourth generation KONBU DOI proprietor, Junichi Doi says, “Osaka is basically the only place to have the Konbu Dashi trade”. The culture of [...]
The second “Inspiring People and Projects” features KONBU DOI. Established in 1903, KONBU DOI has been preserving the world class Osaka food culture for over 100 years. We introduce it’s inspiring activities through Mr. Junichi Doi, fourth generation proprietor. KONBU DOI is creating a “genuine” product without the use of any food additives or artificial flavoring, and using workshops in order to hand down to [...]
(This film is presented only in Japanese.)
“INSPIRING PEOPLE & PROJECTS” 致力於發掘許多具啟發性的人、事、物。透過創作紀錄片，思考這些人們在創作及製作的理念。”DREAMS OF FIRE” 是IPP第4個專題，紀錄執著於重現「古伊賀燒」技法的前田幸一。「古伊賀燒」僅存於日本戰國安土桃山時代，在那之後幾乎完全消失的夢幻陶器。2015年，來自日本的IPP團隊，決定從台北開始，試著跨越文化及語言，瞭解彼此的世界、建立起深遠的友誼。將在台北Boven舉辦上映會及展覽。４年目を迎えたIPPは、台北からプロジェクトを開始することを決定しました。新作、Meeting04 “DREAMS of FIRE”の上映と、4年間を振り返る展示を台北、Bovenにて行います。
(This film is presented only in Japanese.)
IPPの新作映像のテーマは「古伊賀焼」。安土桃山時代に、たった数十年間だけ焼かれ、製法と共に歴史から忽然と姿を消した幻の陶器。2014年、IPPは、淡路島ににて一人の男に出会う 「1300度を超える炎と対話する男、陶工 前田幸一 」。IPP4 “DREAMS of FIRE”は、侍の時代から400年以上の時間を経て、その技法を現代に復刻させ作陶を続ける陶工 前田幸一氏と、彼の恩師 杉原哲彦氏、そして乱舞する炎に魅せられた人々の物語。古伊賀との出会い、恩師との別れ。ものを作ること、伝統とは、文化とは、生きるとは何か。古伊賀を通して浮かび上がる様々な普遍的なテーゼに、私たちは向き合うことになるだろう。
We feature OKA SKATEBOARDS on the first trailer of “Inspiring People & Projects”.
OKA SKATEBOARDS is a handmade skateboard collaboration between Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami
and Art Director James Gibson.
Creating a beautiful product utilizing the know-how of furniture making, overcoming the language barrier,
skateboard riding in a quiet leafy green town surrounded by [...]
Yoshiro Mizokami says, having an OKA board in your living room creates a nice atmosphere while outdoors it’s like
a piece of furniture you can get around on.
Furniture and skateboard, although products of different categories, have no border in Yoshiro’s mind.
Enjoy the wind hitting your body, the feel of gravity. Sit on the pleasant wood grain if in a tired sweat. There, the
OKA SKATEBOARDS are delivered having been carefully crafted by the hand of Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami.
As opposed to normal skateboards that use beech plywood etc, OKA SKATEBOARDS use furniture grade oak which
means the boards will age beautifully with riding and maintenance.
According to Yoshiro, in comparison to furniture making, skateboards production is quite easy.
Started in a quiet leafy green town surrounded by mountains in Otsu-city, Shiga prefecture, OKA SKATEBOARDS is
a handmade skateboard collaboration between Furniture Maker Yoshiro Mizokami and Art Director James Gibson.
Yoshiro, after seeing a classic skateboard blog sent by James decided to work on a creation that went
beyond the boundaries of furniture making.
With a passion for board [...]