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BLAD 8 is an ode to a country and a culture, which we admire and feel inspired by. We’re focussing on Japan and its clean, simple aesthetics and complexity when it comes to culture, design and nature.
We have always found a lot of inspiration in the Japanese way of doing things – the dedication, immersion and respect applied to nature. We believe that Japanese culture can teach us a lot, and that’s why this last BLAD is about Japan.
We gaze outwards and inwards. We take you on a journey to the bonsai town, Omiya, where we visit a 93-year-old bonsai master, who has dedicated his life to his plants. We take on our own interpretation of ikebana, we get a taste of Japan, slow down the pace and soak in nature.
* BLAD 8 is bilingual (Danish/English) and comes with a Translation Booklet Inside in Japanese
Bidragsydere / Contributors
Forsidefoto / Cover Photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen
Skribenter / Writers: Liv C. Hotvedt Laursen, Louise Jacobsen & Marie Hougaard Jakobsen
Fotografer / Photographers: Alexander Banck-Petersen, Daisuke Hamada, Katrine Møbius & Yoshinori Mizutani
Art Direction & design: Liv Caroline Hotvedt Laursen & Louise Jacobsen, JPN booket: Kozue Yamada
Illustrationer / Illustrations: Masahiro Owada
Translation: Camilla V. Lindberg Christiansen (ENG) & Sakiko Fukuda (JPN)