Tatsuo Morikawa on Embracing Fluidity in Tradition
In Tokyo and Kawagoe, we meet Stand No More, an exploratory collaboration between artists and craftspeople in Japan. Naomi Hirano starts the dialogue with a drawing of an idea, and shows us how a chair’s form emerges from the conversation. She collaborates with Tatsuo Morikawa, a woodworker who shares his take on traditional techniques as a fluid and ever-evolving set of paints on his palette.
Directed by Toshiyuki Sugai
Interview and translation by David Wang
Videography by Jet Morita
Edited by Polly Auyeung and Stanley Sun
Music by Demsky