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Box Set / 作品セット

This limited edition set of 40 artworks is housed in a traditional Japanese hand-made paulownia wooden box. Since ancient times, paulownia wood has been used for a variety of purposes in Japanese daily life. These paulownia boxes play a supporting role for keeping what is stored inside safe, and also are a work of art in themselves. Each paulownia box is carefully handcrafted by skilled craftsmen, finished with beautiful traditional Japanese calligraphy and tied with a traditional, purple Samurai ribbon. The bespoke wooden boxes were made by Kobayashi Soichiro at the Paulownia Wooden Box Factory in Osaka, Japan.

In a limited edition of 25, each of the 40 prints has a paper size of 34cm x 42cm, some vertical and some horizontal. The prints are made on a variety of paper stock, including many on Washi paper.

Two booklets, with essays by Paul Murray and Bon Koizumi, one in English and one in Japanese, are included in each box. The booklets were screen printed in Dublin by Siobhan Hyde and Ed Miliano.

This unique project celebrates the literary work of Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, and the influence that his Irish upbringing had on his interpretation of Japanese ghost stories. You now have an opportunity to own a complete box set, and in doing so you will not only be supporting the artists but also this unique cultural exchange between Ireland and Japan.


Price: €17,000/¥2,640,000 for full box set. Prints are not sold individually.

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この限定版の40点の作品セットは、日本の伝統的な手作りの「桐の木箱」に収められています。桐は古来から生活の中で様々な用途で利用されてきました。桐箱は物を安全に保管する脇役ですが、それ自体が芸術品でもあります。 熟練した職人がひとつひとつ丁寧に手作りした桐箱は、美しい日本の伝統的な書道で仕上げられ、伝統的な紫色のサムライリボンで結ばれています。

各プリントの用紙サイズは 34cm x 42cm で、さまざまな種類の用紙に印刷されています。






Editions for Chie Matsui, Miida Seiichira and O Jun were proofed and printed by Satoru Itazu at Itazu Litho in Tokyo.
Editions for David Quinn, Alice Maher and Nuala Clarke were proofed and printed at Nomad Studios in Dublin by Stephen and Richard Lawlor.
The edition for Richard Gorman was proofed and printed by Kate MacDonagh at her Studio in the Model Arts Centre in Sligo.
The edition for Barbara Rae was produced by Ian McNicol at his studio in Ayr.

Photographs of Box set by Ed Miliano.

松井千絵、三井田聖一郎、O Junのエディションは、東京のItazu LithoでSatoru Itazuが校正・印刷を担当しました。David Quinn、Alice Maher、Nuala Clarkeのエディションは、ダブリンのNomad StudiosでStephenとRichard Lawlorが校正・印刷を担当しました。Richard Gormanのエディションは、Kate MacDonaghがSligoのModel Arts Centreにある彼女のスタジオで校正・印刷を行いました。
Barbara Raeのエディションは、Ian McNicolがAyrの彼のスタジオで校正・印刷を行いました。


Kwaidan wooden box set
Kwaidan wooden box set open
Kwaidan Wooden box set and Alice Maher Print
Essays, Yoko Akino print, Alice Maher print, Kate MacDonagh print
Open box set with prints
Open box set with prints
Box set