Monday, November 25, 2013

Back in Japan (November 2013)…Donabe Photoshoot in Iga (Day 3)

Donabe going into the kiln at Nagatani-en

November 7 (Thurs)

At Nagatani-en, the family and the employees start the morning by gathering and greeting to each other every day.

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And, they do traditional Japanese morning exercise routine (it's called "radio exercise") every morning. So, we joined them!

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We spent half day shooting at their production.

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More shooting.

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And, more…

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For lunch break, we drove to a popular Iga pork restaurant.

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And, more shooting!

Whether it's made from a wheel or a a mold, Nagatani-en's every donabe is made with extreme care, and the entire process is super detail-oriented and meticulously-orchestrated. Indeed every one of them is treated like their own baby. They are the works of true artisan.

Happy donabe life.