Photographer RK, who has long been the top Japanese NFT seller on “Foundation,” will use artworks of 3 Japanese kogei artists including Living National Treasures to create NFT artwork!
TOKYO, Jan. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CyberZ Inc. (Head office: Shibuya, Tokyo; CEO: Takahiro Yamauchi) and OEN Inc. (Head office: Shibuya, Tokyo; CEO: Takunori Fujii) are pleased to announce the launch of “ON-KO-CHI-SHIN” the second installment of “JINP (Japan Inspired NFT Portal),” a project launched to promote “Japanese culture” around the world, featuring traditional kogei artworks by three artists including two Living National Treasures.
“JINP” is a project that uses the notion of “four character compounds” in each work to convey diverse Japanese cultures such as kanji, washoku, nihonga, and kimono to the world.
In the initial series of this project, 10 illustrators released NFT works “Juu-Nin-To-Iro,” reflecting the “washoku” or the traditional Japanese colors, which were auctioned off for a total of more than 16 ETH (approximately 3,000,000 JPY).
The second series “ON-KO-CHI-SHIN” will feature Japanese kogei themed NFT artwork by world renowned photographer “RK.”
【2nd Series “ON-KO-CHI-SHIN”】
For generations, Japanese traditional kogei (arts and crafts) has continuously inherited the highest skills and expressions. “ON-KO-CHI-SHIN” project, a Japanese term defined as developing new ideas based on past studies, was launched in hopes to utilize the NFT technology to pass down the value of these fine crafts to future generations worldwide.
Digital arts based on the crafts (maki-e, some-ori, jiki) of three kogei artists, including “Living National Treasures” will be released.(*1) The artists’ share through this project will be used towards “preserving Japanese kogei craftsmanship” in the hope of fostering the next generation of artists, and ownership of an NFT demonstrates support for this movement.
Japanese Street Photographer “RK” will be the project’s Creative Director.
RK is best known for the portraits of celebrities such as Takashi Murakami and KAWS. The vibrancy of the city streets, architecture, and nature are captured uniquely depicted and have been featured in both Japanese and International me