North American fans (including us) of Oji Masanori’s work will be happy to hear that he’s having two exhibitions in August. Oji will be exhibiting his new collection, ISSHO, at MUHS HOME in San Francisco on August 8th, after which it will travel to Mjolk in Toronto for an August 11th showing. ISSHO, meaning “together,” celebrates the act of creating, and the numerous people involved – from maker and designer to communicator and user.

And keeping with the tradition of togetherness, Oji’s works will be displayed alongside a number of his colleague’s, including the glass work of Studio Prepa and the woodwork of artisans from Asahikawa.

Wow. How gorgeous are these wooden trays and spoons?

source: Oji Masanori