歴清社

浄國寺

Johkokuji

2016.8

広島市中区にある由緒正しきお寺、浄國寺。平成18年に火災に遭い一度本堂は全焼してしまった本堂の再建の際、内壁や天井を担当させていただいたのが歴清社です。日本の文化において仏閣と金色箔は密接な関係にあるもの。極楽浄土を表すお仏壇の周りを手がけるのですから、必然的に特別な思いがこみ上げます。壁紙には洋金(真鍮)箔を用い、天井には歴清社を代表する作品である七彩箔を使った「ロングロング」を採用。天井の本金箔には手書きの絵をあしらうなど、細部まで凝った造りとなっています。新しいデザインを作り出す上で、日本の文化伝統を知るのは重要なこと。裏を返せばその下地があるからこそ、自信を持って新しいことを打ち出せるのです。

Johkokuji is an ancient and honorable temple located in the Naka district of Hiroshima city. In 2006, we have reconstructed the main hall that has been entirely burnt due to a fire, Rekiseisha was in charge of reconstructing the inner wall and the ceiling. Buddhist temple and gold leaf is said to have an intimate connection in the Japanese culture. We have been working on the surroundings of the Buddhist altar that expresses a paradise land which will reflect special thoughts comes up within us. Brass leaf has been used for the wallpaper, we adopted for a "long long" by using Nanasai leaf on the creation to represent Rekiseisha on the ceiling. The handwritten illustrations has been drawn to the gold leaf on the ceiling, elaborating the whole structure to it's fine details. When creating a new design, is it very important to have an understanding of Japanese traditional culture. By restoring the undersurface and because there is a foundation, you just have to be confident and deliver new things with it.

Photography : Dai Yamamoto  Writing : Jun Namekata

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