The Utsuwa, This, a Nameless Item

"The Utsuwa, This, a Nameless Item" I love this rice bowl. A rustic, earthen item.
There is no hint of decoration. With no exaggerated facial expressions.
However, it soaks my heart to the core.
The vessel is a heartrending thing.
As a tool for eating, it supports life.
As sublime as a supremely commonplace individual's life, and as beautiful. A nameless item.
Date of publication : First printing December 22, 2009
Author: Tomoo Shoken
Photographs: Tomoo Shoken
Book design: Masaya Kudo(KINGCON DESIGN))
Publisher: Hideyuki Ando
Publishing : Ribun publishing Inc.

© Tomoo Shoken
printed in japan
ISBN978-4-89806-344-6 c5077