It is the website of Izumi Ken who is the traditional craftsman in Asakusa.
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"The theme in my works is the Journey of life"
It is the boundless energy that is not second to even the realm of the universe
Extending continuously through time and form.
More numerous than the myriad stars twinkling in the evening sky
Greater by far than even the fiery sun.
It is hard to fathom this energy in infinite motion
Except to know that it exists in everything
And is visible in the all things in the journey of life.
Whether there is something vaster I do not know.
The wonder is that I exist now, here on this earth.
The wonder of things I see before me.
In the same way, the wonder of all human beings sharing this earth
In the same way I exist along with all other things.
One cannot help but value this life energy and wonder.
What will I savor from the next encounter in this journey of life！
I am on the journey of life and how I am moved by that encounter
I crystallized in my creation with precious metals.
Store & Workshop
We manage a simple metalworking studio in Asakusa, where the atmosphere of Edo still lingers. The studio contains a retail store, a workshop, and a classroom. Visitors can see not only the finished products and the way we work, but also people learning how to mold metal. They can even partake themselves. The studio is located on the second floor, so it might be difficult to find, but the space is comfortable and relaxed, so we think you will find it a cozy place.
Meaning of the Ginsen logo
Silver is often used to describe the moon. The shape is based on the moon thirteen days old, which has a powerful attraction.
|Name||Ginsen Izumi Kne|
|Address||SDS Building #201, 2-26-5 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0032|
|Hours of operation||10:00～18:00|
|Closed||Mondays & Tuesdays|
|Credit cards||All credit cards accepted|
Four minutes by foot from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express Line; ten minutes by foot from Asakusa Station on the Ginza Subway Line; 15 minutes by foot from Asakusa Station on the Toei Subway Line.