By Noah W. | 3DP4E
Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi, as part of his collaboration with artist SENSE for their XSENSE project, debuted his new interpretation of the ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony at the TEDx Tokyo 2014.
Kobayashi developed his tea ceremony in collaboration with a tea master from the 'Ura-senke' style, which has been practiced since the sixteenth century. Their new ceremony places a large focus on 3D Printing. The artist designed the ceremonial objects in Lightwave 3D software, and worked with Japanese 3D printing company DMM.make, using a Materialise EOS printer.
As the artist explained to 3ders.org, "The concept itself is cutting edge. Japanese tea Ceremony is [always] considered as a "tradition", but the tea ceremony was avant-garde, [a] free form of art. The Tea master had a part as a curator of art and crafts, and always introduced a cutting edge to that art."
Through the XSENSE project, Kobayashi and SENSE "re-define Japanese sub-culture as 'art' and bring it to world through modern technology." You can watch a video of their Tea Ceremony below.
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