Monday, October 2, 2023
Suntory Toki Whisky 100th Anniversary.
Limited Edition Suntory 100th Anniversary
Suntory Toki Whisky 100th Anniversary...$36.99
TOKI means "Time" in Japanese. It's a concept rich in meaning the world over, but pafticularly in Japan, where respect for tradition and reinvention sparks a powertul creative energy. Inspired by that interplay, TOKI brings together old and new - the House of Suntory's proud heritage and its Innovative spirit.
The limited edition paokaging features Toki's main visual which brings the world of Old meets New Japan. Inspired by Kintsugils the Japanese art of.repairing pottery by creatively mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy. it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disgulse, embracing appreciation of beauty in the passage of time. For Toki, the art of Kintsugf illustrates the respect and tradition for our whisky making, infused with modern day culture have reinvigorated the innovative whisky.
Combining calligraphy with abstraction, Tansetsu Ogino's most recent plece is representative of the Toki experience in totality. Hidden in the artwork, you can discovor the Toki Kanji (9) alongside a visual expression of the blend through vibrant and dynamic brushstrokes. The work speaks to the uplifting, versatile experience of the Toki liquld and the concept of "tradition reinvented" that is embedded in the brand's core principle.
Artist bio: Artist Tansetsu Ogino was born in Tanba. Hyogo, in 1939.
After graduating from Namba Designer School in 1964, specializing in graphic design, he shifted to the "new style" of calligraphy called "zen el shodo." Having received accolades at the Calligraphy Exhibit in the late 1970s, he has participated in both solo and group exhibitions over 10 times. A great friend of Keizo Sajl, the second master blender of Suntory Whisky, Tansetsu. Ogino has written the Sumimoll Kanji of Suntory Whisky products.