山本 茜

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Yamamoto Akane's Kirikane Glass lidded container “Kikugetsu(The Moon Reflected on Water)” has been selected as part of the exhibition.

<About the Piece>
Because this piece will be displayed with the lid closed, here we would like to share an image of the piece with the lid open.
As the title suggests, this piece depicts the view of the moon reflected in a basin containing water, a custom of Japanese moon-viewing traditions.
When the basin has just been filled with water, the reflection of the moon is not fully visible on the rippling surface(depicted in the piece with the lid closed), but after a while the water settles and the moon comes into view(depicted in the piece with the lid open). This passing of time is expressed through the function of the lid.
The bottom piece shows the moon reflected on calm water. Although the Kirikane is covered with gray glass depicting the night sky, the brightness of the moon is emphasized by the use of clear glass in a limited area over and around the moon.
Please take a moment to notice the moon inside, which is visible even through a closed lid.

Kirikane Glass lidded container  "Kikugetsu(The Moon Reflected on Water)"

Lid removed in this image