Beautiful Materials from Japan – Japanese Jade, Corals, Akoya Pearls
Friday, October 7 through Saturday, October 15
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
HACO NYC – 31 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Multi-dimensional community project space HACO NYC will host an exhibition by Japanese accessory brand Matsuyoi. This is the first time Matsuyoi will showcase their “beautiful materials from Japan” in New York after exhibiting their products in Paris and London over the last ten years.
Matsuyoi creates accessories with natural materials that are native to Japan. They draw inspiration from Itoigawa Jade, the extremely precious and the most symbolic stone of Japan from Niigata prefecture; red and the pink coral from Kochi prefecture; and the Uwajima Akoya Pearl, cultivated in the beautiful cobalt sea of the Seto Inland Sea near the coast of Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.
Itoigawa Jade from Niigata Prefecture
The designated national stone of Japan, the Itoigawa Jade is also known for its sturdiness and is often referred to as the “hard ball” because it is difficult to process. Since ancient times, this stone has continually appeared in Japanese mythological literature, undoubtedly the most symbolic, well-respected stone in Japanese culture.
Oxblood Red Coral from Kochi Prefecture
Oxblood Red Coral is an extremely rare species. They tend to inhabit the shallow side of the coast, roughly between 100 meters to 350 meters deep. Their colors vary from red, pink, and white, which make them exceptionally charming.
Akoya Pearls from Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture
Uwajima City in Ehime is famous for being the largest producer of pearls in Japan. Producers operate under incredibly strict regulations, carefully cultivating pearls to maintain their fine quality without damaging the harmony of nature. The beautiful pearls are proof of the purity and richness of the natural environment and the dedication of their producers.
Get Your One-of-a-Kind Jewelry with Mystic Gems from Japan
Sunday, October 9 from Noon until 5:00 p.m.
Matsuyoi will have a one-day, special made-to-order session. Guests can choose from precious 100 % natural gems—jade, coral and Akoya pearls—from Matsuyoi’s fabulous collections, and turn them into your own jewelry!
The Matsuyoi staff will assemble your choices right on the spot. No reservation is required, but it is first come, first served.
About HACO NYC
The word “haco” means “box” in Japanese. For this community space, HACO is an acronym for Human Art Core Odyssey. For more information, please visit their website.