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A proud Teacup without handles

A Teacup & 8 Dinner Plates

Not only living beings retain a soul; some objects do as well. by Toshio Odate The word “Pantheism” is defined as “the religious belief or philosophical doctrine, which identifies the universe with God.” And, “The doctrine that God is not a personality, but that all laws, forces and manifestations, etc. of the universe are...

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Toshio Odate

As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. by John Kelsey p. 41 In his unusual life, Toshio Odate, now 85, has not only stepped from one continent and culture to another – from rural Japan to urban America – but also from one historical epoch to another, from the feudal era to...

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Kōshi-Do

A new entrance to a master’s studio comes from the beginning of his career. By Toshio Odate Pages 48-52 Buy This Issue Now The kōshi-do form (a latticed door) has existed since ancient times in Japanese temples, and has long been used to divide the exterior and interior, and sometimes as a room divider. Slide Show: More...

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A Teacup & 8 Dinner Plates

Not only living beings retain a soul; some objects do as well. By Toshio Odate Pages: 52-55 From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy the issue now The word “Pantheism” is defined as “the religious belief or philosophical doctrine, which identifies the universe with God.” And, “The doctrine that God is not a personality, but that...

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Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 2

The fear of a sagging tabletop leads to a solution that incorporates Western joints and Japanese aesthetics. By Toshio Odate Pages: 46-50 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Many countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. The Japanese are no exception, and those traditions...

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Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 1

A table built for a ‘rags to riches’ patron becomes the perfect project for an accomplished protégé. By Toshio Odate Page: 40 From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue now All these years, my assistant, Laure Olender, has not only been working with me doing woodwork, she also takes photographs (including those in this article),...