Eita Kitayama ( English )

An interview with Eita Kitayama

Chic colors dyed with plants such as pomegranate seeds, or iron mordant, simple and elegant forms backed by a delicate aesthetic sense, high practicality with glass coating finish. Eita Kitayama's wooden works are a combination of these elements. When I visited his studio for the first time, he paused in his work and welcomed us into his studio with a smile covered in wood shavings.

Kitayama was born in Tanba Sasayama; Hyogo prefecture, a castle town rich in nature. His family owned an ironworks and used to make swords until the end of Edo period (around 1870). His grandfather,...