English / Japanese
25.7 x 18.2 cm, 32 pages, color, saddle stitch, softcover
“Nirvana is a Sanskrit word that means ‘becoming extinguished’ or ‘to blow out’. It represents the state of enlightenment in Buddhism, where all vexations or troubles have been eliminated, and it is considered the ultimate goal of Buddhist practice. The term also pertains to extinguishing the fire of life, and the Buddha’s death is described as entering Nirvana. The image of Nirvana is revered as the most enlightened state of being where all suffering has ceased to exist.”
A collection of ceramic works by SHOKKI, the handmade ceramic label based in Japan . This book was published in conjunction with SHOKKI’s exhibition “108 Ways of Entering Nirvana” being held at the 本 屋 青 旗 Ao-Hata Bookstore, to commemorate the release of issue 9 of the magazine “TOO MUCH Magazine’
SHOKKI was founded in 2013 as a label for handmade ceramics. They create tableware, flower pots, and sculptures made of clay following seasonal themes.
TOO MUCH is a magazine about romantic geography. Its purpose is to document our collective experience of cities, and look at the ways people and landscapes make and remake one another. Founded in 2011, TOO MUCH is produced and designed in Japan by a global group of writers, researchers, artists and photographers. It is for those searching for real stories about architecture, cities and art.