With the Techniques of Japanese Stone Craftsmen
Introducing the AJI PROJECT, a collection of fine stones made of traditional Japanese granite named the “Aji Stone.” With its unique and glossy texture, the Aji stone is used to create various goods such as interior decorations, pottery and dishes. As a very unusually special and rare stone, we are proud to be exhibiting a various selection of these pieces here at RESOBOX from February 28th to March 6th, 2017. As so, we are inviting professional buyers and all who are interested to visit the exhibition and have the chance to view and touch the stone creations. AJI PROJECT representatives will be traveling straight from Japan to be present during this exhibition. We welcome all guests to speak to them about the Aji stone and creations.
About Aji Stone
Mure Town and Aji Town lie in Kagawa Prefecture in the northeast part of Shikoku, the island of southwest Japan. The mountains in this area is where “Aji stone,” a representative stone of Japan, is produced. It is made of granite and is very solid as mineral crystals are precisely compounded. Therefore, it is resistant to weathering and sparkles significantly with its deep color when polished. Handling it requires skill while it is tolerant of fine processing.
Isamu Noguchi, a worldwide architect, visited Mure town in 1956 for the first time. It is said that he set up his house and atelier there, fascinated with the stone and the reliable technique of stone craftsmen.
Products made of Aji stone for our daily life
The first tool used by humans was stone. Stones have always been with us, existing in nature from ancient times. We feel the rounded tenderness generated naturally, the solidness of each craggy surface, and the pleasant and cool temperature of stones, unconsciously with our hands. Products made by Aji stone are silently but comfortably with us in our daily life.
There are over 50 different products in AJI PROJECT. All are collaborative pieces by a well-known Japanese designer, Yukitoshi Toda and master workmen.