Japan Loves Bent Wood

Four hundred years ago, in Japan, the samurai were the toughest men alive. When they crafted their items for daily living, they chose the toughest trees available. These were trees older than 200 years which had survived the harshest winters, trees whose slow growth made for tight, strong grain that could be bent without cracking.

Four hundred years later, the Japanese still love their bent wood, and use it in everything from lunch-boxes to containers for rice-wine. 
At Art De Tama, we love bent-wood too, and we’re excited to introduce its beauty in our latest collections.
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Japanese artist in the United States. Tamao Nakayama was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the U.S. when she was 25 years old. She is still deeply influenced by the Japanese aesthetic, and the belief that ‘less is more’. She is a minimalist abstract artist. She paints and sculpts.

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