New wood bowls by Nakaya Yoshitaka and ENTOTEN's first-ever brick-and-mortar gallery opens in San Diego!

Large cherry wood bowl by Nakaya Yoshitaka 

Japanese woodworker Nakaya Yoshitaka turns his bowls using unseasoned pieces of wood harvested from trees in the foothills of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture where he resides.
"I get covered in sap as I turn these bowls, and they make small popping sounds as they dry," he explains.

The juicier, lighter sapwood contracts more than the darker heavier heartwood as the bowl dries, which adds a beautiful undulation to the rim. 
Click to see new woodwork by Nakaya Yoshitaka
July 2018 is an exciting month for ENTOTEN because I just moved to an office suite in San Diego with a small gallery and the space to hold workshops!
The new office is inside a business park next to the Amtrak coaster track. Sure, a beautiful gallery right on the San Diego beach or some fashionable retail district would have been ideal, but over the years, I became convinced that location is secondary to the importance of having an opportunity to show the beautiful work I carry in person.

And who doesn't love watching the trains go by?
For July, I will soft open the gallery every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on other days by appointment including Saturdays. I will focus my display items to things made of wood.

I will have Nakaya-san's new work in the gallery and will make anything in my online shop available for showing by prior request. 
I'm also planning on having a weekend event in August when I receive the long awaited ceramic works by Hanako Nakazato, who is back in Maine! So stay tuned.

In the mean time, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact me at
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