tumi-isi by A4 エーヨン

A4 has wowed us on this gloomy Tuesday afternoon at TTC headquarters with “tumi-isi” wooden sculptures. cairn or Rock_balancing taken to another perspective with this elegant stacking sculptures. each visible grain from the wood used is will take on your balancing skills while having the ability to make your own centrepiece as a sculpture. A4 エーヨン presents eight variants all made in Japan.

tumi-isi from kannodaimong on Vimeo.

These are objects meant to nourish your sense of balance and creativity. You balance and stack these randomly cut wooden blocks. Please try different ways of stacking them, like starting with a small block or stacking to create a bridge. They are objects that can be enjoyed by anyone. Adults might be the ones who get hooked.
All made in Nara, Japan.

It is said that, in Buddhism, this practice of stacking stones is a form of worshipping – but it can also be a gesture of asking or wishing for good fortune to be bestowed on the stacker and his family. Each stone within the stack represents a particular wish and, possibly, a particular family member.


-Outside of Japan-


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