Fractal Sights: Mirrors and Lights
While studying art in Los Angeles, Koji Yamami discovered the kaleidoscope and went on to dedicate his life to the artform. He has become one of the most prominent ambassadors for the artform and has developed a strong following in the U.S. Yamami is renowned for his seamless merging of traditional Japanese craftsmanship and modern kaleidoscope art. In this episode, he takes us into the beauty of light and mirrors at his Daikanyama atelier.
*This short film is a collaborative work with poweredby.tokyo, a community-driven initiative that aims to capture, document and communicate Tokyo’s urban culture.
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