JIDA Museum Selection vol.19


Product kiyora(きよら)
Model number
Manufacturer 株式会社木谷仏壇
Kitani Corporation
Designer memori
Pioneer spirit
Social performance
Technology innovation
生活領域/Living areas
事業領域/Business areas
公共領域/Public areas

両親が暮らす実家には仏間があるが、自宅マンションでは仏壇を置く場所も考えられず、以前から漠然と不安があった。そんな折、創業二百有余年の(株)木谷仏壇からご依頼を受けた。荘厳な仏壇仏具ではなく現代の生活状況に合うお祈りの道具である。kiyoraは1枚の板のようにスッキリとしたステージとこれに収納できる花器、香立、燭台と写真立てから成る。最小限の直線で構成され、凛とした浮遊感のある清純なシルエットは、和洋室問わず溶け込む柔軟性、限られた住空間や急な移動に適するコンパクト性、多忙な毎日でも手入れしやすい簡便性を併せ持つ。お祈りの機会をより身近にし、供養する側にも永く優しく寄り添う道具となることを願う。(解説/デザインオフィス memori 代表 宮内 秀明)2018年3月発売 ¥89,800〜(税抜き)

特定の宗教に限らず、お祈りの道具として開発されたkiyoraは、写真やお香、ローソク等必要な道具を収納することができ、出張、転勤、長期の旅行など生活スタイルの変化に対応できるようになっている。デザイン性に優れているため置き場所を選ぶことなく、故人へのご供養やお祈りができる現代にマッチした道具と言えよう。(選定委員/北村 光彦)

While my parent’s home had a room for their Buddhist altar, I couldn’t think of a place for my own in my apartment. This perplexed me, vaguely, for quite some time. Then, however, I got a commission from the 200-year old Kitani Corporation to de- sign the very thing.. This is a tool for praying that  ts into the modern lifestyle, avoiding the ornate Buddhist altar or  ttings. Kiyora consists of a  ower vase, an incense stand, a candle stand, and a picture frame, as well as a platform which looks like a simple plate, where all the mentioned  ttings can be placed and stored. Composed of minimal straight lines, the stripped down but digni ed, airy appea- rance has the  exibility to be a harmonious  t in both eastern- and western-style rooms. Also, its convenient size makes it suitable for more modest living spaces and apartments, securing it a place in the user’s busy, everyday life. I hope Kiyora will be able to provide its users with the opportunity to pray with more intimacy, as well as an altar to be used for memorial services. (Description / MIYAUCHI Hideaki, Design Of ce memori) Launch Year / 2018

Not limited to any certain religion, Kiyora is developed as a tool for praying that can store pictures, incense, and candles. It can be adapted to whatever changes in lifestyle a user may encounter in his day-to-day life, such as business trips, moves, and long travel. Becaause it is well designed, the user can pray for the deceased without worrying about  nding a suitable place, making the product perfect for everyday use. (Selection Committee / KITAMURA Teruhiko)