Yakisugi panel with contrasting oiled cedarwood column #1

Kurashiki | Japan

£55

A detailed shot of a panel of yakisugi, or charred cedar wood, with a central un-charred orange coloured column of oiled cedar wood, creating a striking contrast — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
A detailed shot of a panel of yakisugi, or charred cedar wood, with a central un-charred orange coloured column of oiled cedar wood, creating a striking contrast — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
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Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Baryta
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Date Captured
April 2018
Date Released
March 2023
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Elegance, serenity, and a touch of boldness come together in this stunning close-up of a yakisugi panel, set in a serene cafe garden in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. This intriguing image brilliantly juxtaposes the shimmering black and silver tones of charred wood with the rich golds and browns of an oiled cedarwood column, inviting the viewer into an intimate encounter with traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

Akin to a liquid canvas, the yakisugi panel takes centre stage in this image. The wood, charred using the age-old Japanese technique, exudes an ethereal quality as the soft daylight teases out a mesmerising interplay of black and silver. The overhead sunlight, illuminating the textured surface, adds depth to the panel, making it appear almost like shimmering liquid - a testament to the transformative power of this traditional technique.

Providing a beautiful contrast to the dark richness of the yakisugi, an oiled cedarwood column stands proudly at the centre of the image. Its warm palette of golds and browns stands out against the backdrop, creating a stark visual contrast that enlivens the scene. The column's natural lustre shines under the soft daylight, highlighting the individual grain patterns and adding a touch of organic beauty to the scene.

This print embodies an elegant and relaxing mood while also showcasing a bold, eye-catching design. It is a celebration of the intriguing textures and captivating interplay between light and natural materials, which would add a statement of refined aesthetic to any living space. It is not just an image, but an invitation to a moment of peaceful reflection and admiration for the beauty that arises from simplicity and craftsmanship.

A detailed shot of a panel of yakisugi, or charred cedar wood, with a central un-charred orange coloured column of oiled cedar wood, creating a striking contrast — Kurashiki Town, Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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