Vol. 73 Short Film 8

 

Peanuts&Co.

A dude behind this accessory brand “Peanuts&Co.” Mr. Yoshiki Suzuki, after his birth in late 70’s, he has been fascinated by the world of photograph. Camera and taking photo have been always his source of inspiration while he comes across with various cultures from all over the world through his journey. Producing catalogs for fashion entities, working on a image project with corporate companies, wide range of projects put him as one of well-known photographer’s list that should keep an eye on.
Philosophy in this brand tells us to appreciate and to respect something that’s been here in this world longer than ourselves. Old vintage comical short clip show us a sneak-peak of his products. Pop and funny, yet highly constructed by hand just to make sure these arts are more than enough to decorate your wardrobe.

写真家の方がやっているブランド。ときおり雑誌等でみかけるが、デザインが非常に可愛くキッチュでありながらも無骨で男らしいデザインが気に入っている。ショートクリップの内容も非常にオシャレでヴィンテージ風に仕上げられた懐かしさを感じる映像だ。我々が作り出した歴史に感謝し、西洋の文化に日本人の感性を加えたアイテムたちが並ぶ。筆者も写真を撮り貯めてはいるが、知識が全くないものでその都度その都度気に入った瞬間や面白そうなものを撮ってはいるが仕事、プロフェッショナルに写真を撮るということは骨の折れる事であることは間違いないと思う。

 

 

RHYTHMOS

Short clip for the brand coming out of place called Satsuma (薩摩), Kagoshima (鹿児島), Firsthand, I might be getting into trouble introducing them without any permission but I will figure that out later. The director behind this brand “RHYTHMOS” Shoichiro Ibushi, no offense even a bit but I believe he is one of the typical crafters that his philosophy toward his work give him a confidence as well as a stubbornness. Those are the actual valuable factor as a smith to appreciate his own work and to show his love for the leather. Early 20th century-born brand has its nature in creating something out of animals that share their life for it as to show its pride and appreciation for them. From Life, Material, and Product, the warmth that each one of them has changes its form as time goes by to tell their own story to us.

著作権の関係でトラブルになってしまう可能性があるのは言うまでもない笑。鹿児島県の薩摩で営むクラフターのブランド。レザーに対する思いや、職人としての頑固さやこだわりなどが色々な面で垣間見られる。皮の製品を作ることに対しては賛否両論は常にあるが、彼は生き物に愛を込めて製品を作り、命を与えてくれた動物たちに敬意を払い、自らの仕事や行いに情熱を持って常にチャレンジし続けている。レザーのファンであるが値段がお高いのでどうしてもあまり手に入れることが出来なかったが、少しづつであるがみずからの周りをレザーだらけにしたい。そのうちの身の回りのものは彼の作品を一つや二つ取り入れたいと思う。

 

 

ANONYM CRAFTSMAN DESIGN

In the summer of 2009 this brand “ANONYM CRAFTSMAN DESIGN” was born. Established to pass down their long history of technique, experience, knowledge of underrated craftsman. All these pattern, cutting, and sewing process are their pillar of their existence with an evolution by time passing by. The craftsmanship of craftsman is the essence of their philosophy. This entity also share my vision as well that they would at least express themselves in English so that you folks out there would be able to get in touch with them. I have been feeling this irritating dilemma that just because I was blessed to get to learn enough English to explain myself in English or I have no idea but Japan has its closed-minded phenomena that they are scared to put themselves out there. Well, I am one of them for sure but at least these great entities coming from the land of rising sun can definitely shed the light on the world to share what we can do about it.

クラフトマンシップも近年、日本製の注目やサードウェーブ、生き方の根本の見直しなどと共にフォーカスされて来ているが、こちらも繊維業や地方の方々が直面している後継ぎや若い世代への技術の伝達、歴史と共に培ってきた経験などを保存しようと努力しているブランド。シンプルなバッグやリュックを主に出している。自身にも言えることだが、何事も恐れずに前へ前へと進んで行く原動力を見つけ、自身を信じて進んでいかなければ行けないと個人的に彼らのような方々を見ていると思う。
英語が世界の共通語であり、世界へ何か伝えることが出来るのなら出来る限り続けていきたいと思わせる。ショートクリップだと筆者は感じた。また、同じことを繰り返すことが苦手な筆者もやはり職人さんを見習いひたすら地道に続けていくことも大事なのではないかとも思う。

 

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